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March 2010

Grants, Training & Conferences

New Discretionary Grant Program to Study Race to the Top — Application Deadlines

IES has established a separate funding competition to conduct evaluations of education activities funded through Race to the Top awards. There will be three competition rounds with deadlines of April 1, June 24, and September 16. IES grants will be contingent on the associated State receiving a Race to the Top award. This competition will take place within the Institute’s Evaluation of State and Local Education Policy and Programs grant program (84.304E). The Request for Applications and information on the State/Local grant program can be found at

Summer Research Training Applications Due April 16

All applications must be received no later than Friday, April 16. For more information about the July 25–August 6 Training Institute at Northwestern University, go to

Research Funding Webinars

IES's National Center for Special Education Research and the National Center for Education Research will host a series of webinars related to FY 2011 research funding opportunities. Browse to the Webinars page to find out about upcoming webinars or to view slides from Previous Webinars.

To learn more about other upcoming events from around IES, visit the IES website and click on Events in the menu above.