Funding Opportunities for Reading Researchers at IES

Funding Opportunities for Reading Researchers at IES

First Author: Vinita Chhabra -- IES/NCER
Keywords: IES, Funding, Grants, Reading, Research
Abstract / Summary: 

The overall mission of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is to expand fundamental knowledge and understanding of education and to provide unbiased, reliable, and useful information to education leaders and practitioners, researchers, and the general public. IES supports rigorous and relevant research to improve education outcomes for all students, and particularly students whose educational experiences have been hindered because of their socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, disability, limited English proficiency, and/or residential or school mobility. The Institute’s research programs covering aspects of reading, writing, and language development may be of particular interest to the Society of Scientific Reading (SSSR) membership.
Through two Research Centers, the National Center for Education Research (NCER) and the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER), IES funds grants for education and special education research. This poster will describe mechanisms for grant funding, provide information about IES’ research topics and the types of projects that are supported, and additionally, provide examples of funded grants relevant to the work of the SSSR audience.
IES provides opportunities for researchers to bring their knowledge of literacy and learning to bear on education practice. This poster describes the FY 2021 Requests for Applications (RFA) available through NCER and NCSER and includes information about the requirements for proposed research projects.

The goal for this poster will be to introduce interested individuals to the various research programs and funding opportunities at IES, to familiarize individuals with the requirements of the grant application preparation and submission process, and to let individuals know about the resources available to help them meet IES requirements.