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Racial Equity Special Research Grants in Education

In honor of the Spencer Foundation's 50th Anniversary, the Foundation has launched The Racial Equity Special Research Grants program to support education research projects that will contribute to understanding and ameliorating racial inequality in education. We are interested in funding studies that aim to understand and disrupt the reproduction and deepening of educational inequality in education, and which seek to remake and imagine anew forms of equitable education.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

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Large Research Grants

The Large Research Grants on Education Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived.

Deadline: 

Friday, January 15, 2021

Conference Grants

The conference grant program intends to bring together scholars whose substantive knowledge, theoretical insight, and methodological expertise can be assembled in ways that build upon and reach beyond familiar modes of thinking concerning conundrums or problems in education research, specifically those related to critical questions in the area of Teaching and Learning.

Deadline: 

Friday, October 23, 2020

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Lyle Spencer Research Awards

The opportunity supports intellectually ambitious, large-scale education research projects. This program encourages proposals initiated by scholars across a variety of disciplines and fields in an effort to create much-needed space for creative and ambitious research projects that promise to advance our understanding of educational practice and its improvement.

Deadline: 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

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Small Research Grants

The New Civics initiative starts with the assumption that a central aim of civic education is to prepare young people to act with civic purpose and to do so effectively and with good judgment. The New Civics initiative area invites research proposals that ask critical questions about how education can more effectively contribute to the civic development of young people.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

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