Dr. Erin Higgins
Through the Transformative Research in the Education Sciences Grants Program, NCER supports innovative or unconventional research that has the potential to lead to new scientific paradigms, novel and more effective approaches to education practice or policy, or transformative technologies that substantially increase learner outcomes. Under this competition, NCER considers only applications that demonstrate the potential to produce a major impact in an area relevant to the IES mission through innovative or unconventional research. The innovation may be technical, conceptual, or a combination of both. IES defines major impact as an unusually broad and meaningful improvement in learner outcomes.