IES Awards $187 Million in Grants for Education and Special Education Research
July 10, 2017
The Institute of Education Sciences has awarded more than 100 grants for research that will increase the evidence base across a wide array of topics in education and special education. The 2017 grants, representing an investment of more than $187 million, are offered through the National Center for Education Research (NCER) and the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER).
IES funds grants around five general research goals:
Education Research Grants Program
NCER has awarded 86 grants for its 2017 competition, representing an investment of more than $152 million. More than 55 colleges, universities, and research agencies received 2017 NCER Education Research Grants.
The grants have been awarded across 12 different educational topics—Cognition and Student Learning (15 grants); Early Learning Programs and Policies (5 grants); Education Leadership (1 grant); Education Technology (5 grants); Effective Teachers and Effective Teaching (11 grants); English Learners (3 grants); Improving Education Systems (6 grants); Mathematics and Science Education (7 grants); Postsecondary and Adult Education (5 grants); Reading and Writing (8 grants); Social and Behavioral Context for Academic Learning (16 grants); and Special Topics in Education Research (4 grants). In 2017, NCER has awarded its first Special Topics grants in the areas of Arts in Education (1 grant) and Career and Technical Education (3 grants).
The NCER grants cover all five IES research goals, including Exploration (30 grants), Development and Innovation (23 grants), Efficacy and Replication (25 grants), Effectiveness (2 grants), and Measurement (6 grants).
Click here to see the full list of 2017 NCER Education Research Grants, with links to project abstracts.
Special Education Research Grants Program
In 2017, NCSER focused the Special Education Research Grants Program on research related to teachers and other instructional personnel. NCSER has awarded 20 grants in this competition, representing an investment of more than $35 million. The Special Education Research Grants have been awarded to 15 colleges, universities, or research agencies.
The 2017 awards have been made across eight different special education topics—Autism Spectrum Disorders (1 grant); Early Intervention and Early Learning in Special Education (7 grants); Professional Development for Teachers and School-Based Service Providers (2 grants); Reading, Writing, and Language Development (3 grants); Social and Behavioral Outcomes to Support Learning (2 grants); Special Education Policy, Finance and Systems (2 grants); Technology for Special Education (2 grants); and Transition Outcomes for Secondary Students with Disabilities (1 grant).
The NCSER grants have been awarded across four IES research goals—Development and Innovation (11 grants); Efficacy and Replication (4 grants); Exploration (3 grants); and Measurement (2 grants).
Click here to see the full list of 2017 NCSER Special Education Research Grants, with links to project abstracts.
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