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April 2006

Grants, Training & Conferences

Education Research Grant Applications Available PDF (259 KB)

IES invites applications for FY2007 grants to support education research through its National Center for Education Research, National Center for Special Education Research, and National Center for Education Statistics. Application deadlines vary. For full details, including deadlines for transmitting applications, estimated range of awards, project periods, and contact person, see the Federal Register notice.

NCES Offers Training Seminars

Sign up now for advanced studies seminars on the use of NCES databases for education research. Seminars are held in the Washington metropolitan area, and costs are covered by NCES.

NAEP database

Register by May 8. This 3 1/2-day seminar is on the main NAEP database, which contains nationally representative achievement scores on 4th, 8th, and 12th graders from public and non-public schools in a variety of academic subjects. Seminar date: June 20-23.

NHES database

Register by May 30. This 3-day seminar on the use of the National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) database, which provides descriptive data on the educational activities of the U.S. population, from early childhood to adult education, and offers policymakers, researchers, and educators a variety of statistics on the condition of education in the United States. Seminar date: July 12–14

NELS:88 and ELS:2002 databases

Register by June 5. This 21/2-day seminar focuses on the use of longitudinal education databases, specifically the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88) and the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002). The design of both studies permits the examination of education, work, and the socialization of American youth and the influence of schools, teachers, community and family in promoting growth and positive outcomes.
Seminar date: July 19–21.

Annual NCES Data Conference — July 13 Registration Deadline!

Join us, and hundreds of other information system managers and other data professionals at the annual forum and data conference on July 24–28 in Washington, DC. Activities will include: