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May 2010

Grants, Training & Conferences

Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Grant Awards

Check the SLDS website for winners of the FY 2010 Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) grant awards. As with previous awards, these are intended to help States design, plan, and implement longitudinal data systems. With $250 million available in the FY 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act SLDS grant competition, IES received a record number of applications (53) from State education agencies in response to the Request for Applications last year.

The grants awarded this year will also expand the focus of the SLDS beyond K12 by requiring grantees to build the capacity to link to early childhood, postsecondary, and workforce data systems. Grantees are specifically required to address the 12 COMPETES Act elements, which require the ability to connect student data from early childhood into postsecondary careers.

NCER Announces 62 New Research Grants

From a total of 433 applications submitted in the first round of FY 2010 grant applications, the National Center for Education Research recently announced funding for 62 grants totaling approximately $96 million. New awards for the second round of FY 2010 grant applications will be announced in June.

The newly funded projects address a wide range of educational issues. For example,

For a list of new awards, visit

For links to current Request for Applications, visit

NAEP-related Research Grant Opportunities

Did you know that there are several IES programs in which grant applications for research using NAEP data can be appropriate? Check out these programs.

Apply using the IES Funding Opportunities page. For more information, visit