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The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) announces that it will consider unsolicited applications for research, evaluation, and statistics projects that would make significant contributions to the mission of the organization. Under this announcement, IES can consider applications for projects that are not eligible under the Institute's current grant competitions. The Institute's current grant competitions are those for the fiscal year (FY 2017), both open and closed, which are described at The applicant must demonstrate that the project was not eligible under one of the Institute's current grant competitions.

The Institute's National Center for Special Education Research restricted the focus of the FY 2017 Special Education research grants competition to research on teachers and other instructional personnel. The Institute will not consider applications under this unsolicited announcement that in FY2017 or in prior years would have been eligible under the Special Education Research Grant (CFDA 84. 324A) competition.

To view the FY 2017 Unsolicited Grant Opportunities announcement, click here. PDF File (43 KB)