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IES Awards More Than $100 Million in Education Research Grants
July 18, 2016

IES Awards More Than $100 Million in Education Research Grants

The Institute of Education Sciences has awarded more than $100 million in grants for education research across a wide array of subjects and topics. The 57 grants for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 are funded through IES' National Center for Education Research (NCER) under the Education Research Grants program (CFDA 84.305A). Grants were awarded to more than three dozen universities and research institutions across 11 specific topics:

IES has previously announced other FY 2016 awards, including more than $70 million in grants for special education research through the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER). Other IES grants have been awarded to launch new training programs to diversify the education research field, create a research and development center to improve virtual learning, and encourage collaboration between researchers and practitioners in states and school districts. In total, IES, through NCER and NCSER, have awarded about $230 million in grants for education research, training, and statistical and research methodology in FY 2016.

IES is currently accepting applications for FY 2017 education and special education research grants. The deadline is August 4.

Click here to see a list of the FY 2016 grantees and links to their abstracts.

Media Contact: Dana Tofig, Communications Director, Institute of Education Sciences, 202-245-8235,