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June 2012

Grants, Training & Conferences

Research Grant Reviews for FY 2012 Complete; Record Number of Review Panels

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Each round of panel meetings requires much preparation, including processing applications, recruiting reviewers, and assigning applications to review panels and reviewers.

Scientific peer review of research grant applications received in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 is now complete. In March, the Standards and Review Office completed the second and final round of grant reviews for FY 2012. Across all 29 research and research training topics that were competed this year by the National Center for Education Research and the National Center for Special Education Research, a total of 1,311 applications were received and processed. The applications were evaluated by a total of 369 reviewers on a record number of review panels (30).

In addition to the research and research training competitions, the Standards and Review Office also handled the peer review of the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) grant applications. The purpose of the SLDS competition, which is run by the National Center for Education Statistics, is to enable State education agencies to design, develop, and implement statewide, longitudinal data systems to efficiently and accurately manage, analyze, disaggregate, and use individual student data. A total of 31 State education agencies submitted applications in FY 2012. The applications were reviewed by the SLDS review panel earlier this year.

The Standards and Review Office is grateful for the efforts and expertise of the hundreds of reviewers who participated in the peer review process this year. We couldn't have done it without you!

Research Funding Webinars

IES's National Center for Special Education Research and the National Center for Education Research are hosting a series of research funding webinars through August. For more information, visit the Webinars page, where you can also view slides from Previous Webinars.