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Research Grants on Education: COVID19 Related Special Grant Cycle

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits, IHEs, and
School Districts for Research Related to Education During COVID-19

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Spencer Foundation

Deadline Date:

06/08/20 Noon

Description:

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations, IHEs, school districts, and research facilities for research projects related to education. Funding is intended to support projects that focus on the changes in education during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

The COVID-19 Related Research Grants support education research projects that will contribute to understanding the rapid shifts in education in this time of crisis and change. The Foundation is especially interested in supporting two primary categories of projects:

  1. Studies that aim to understand and disrupt the reproduction and deepening of educational inequality caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
  2. Research projects that are working to reimagine educational opportunities in these times.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 189379

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $50,000

Term of Contract:

1-3 years

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for a COVID-19 Related Research Grant on Education must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. While graduate students may be part of the research team, they may not be named the PI or Co-PI on the proposal.

The PI must be affiliated with a non-profit organization that is willing to serve as the administering organization if the grant is awarded. The Spencer Foundation does not award grants directly to individuals. Examples include non-profit colleges, universities, school districts, and research facilities, as well as other non-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) determination from the IRS.

Proposals are accepted from the U.S. and internationally, however, all proposals must be submitted in English and budgets must be proposed in U.S. Dollars.

Proposals to this program must be for academic research projects that aim to study education. Proposals for activities other than research are not eligible (e.g., program evaluations, professional development, curriculum development, scholarships, capital projects). Additionally, proposals for research studies focused on areas other than education are not eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

- Applications Open: April 23, 2020
- Full Proposal Deadline: May 4, May 18, June 8 at Noon

The Foundation will be accepting applications on a rolling basis and will review applications received by May 4th, again on May 18th, and again on June 8th.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

New applicants register at https://spencer.smartsimple.us/.

Program contact: Jasmine Janicki, jjanicki@spencer.org

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