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American Educational Research Association Seeks Applications for Research Using Large Scale Data Sets
Deadline: September 1, 2013
With funding from the National Science Foundation, the American Educational Research Association has announced the continuation of the AERA Grants program, which provides small grants and training for researchers conducting studies of education policy and practice using quantitative methods, including the analysis of data from the large-scale data sets sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics and NSF.
Support is available in two categories.
Research grants are available for faculty at institutions of higher education, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral-level scholars. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or non-U.S. citizens and must be working at a U.S. institution. Approximately fifteen grants of up to $20,000 for one-year projects, or up to $35,000 for two-year projects, will be awarded.
Dissertation grants are available for advanced doctoral students and are intended to support the student in the writing of his/her dissertation. AERA invites education-related dissertation proposals using NCES, NSF, and other federal databases. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or non-U.S. citizens, and must be working at a U.S. institution. Approximately fifteen grants of up to $20,000 each for one-year projects will be awarded.
Underrepresented minority researchers are strongly encouraged to apply for these programs.
Visit the AERA Web site for complete program information and application requirements.
The Coca-Cola Foundation supports projects which provide youth with the educational opportunities to become productive citizens. The foundation encourages new solutions to problems that impede educational systems and supports existing programs that work. Because the challenges for education are so broad, the foundation's commitment is multifaceted. The Higher education grants focus on programs that encourage students to stay in school and proceed with confidence to college and graduate school. Classroom teaching and learning grants focus on K-12 public; global education grants focus on global exchange programs that encourage international studies. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status.
J.M. Kaplan Fund
Deadline: September 1, 2013
Eligible topics include: natural and historic resources; art, architecture, and design; cultural history; education, civil liberties and other public issues.
The program seeks work that appeals to an informed general audience; gives evidence of high standards in editing, design,and production; promises a reasonable shelf life; and might not otherwise be published. Past grant recipients have included civic and academic institutions, museums, independent and university presses, and professional societies.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
This foundation supports programs that enable promising low-income students to
reach their full potential. To this end, the foundation supports youth programs for students in K-12, for those seeking to enroll in college, and for those seeking musical training. Two-page letters of inquiries are always accepted.
Kalliopeia Foundation’s mission is to contribute to the evolution of communities and cultures that honor the unity at the heart of life’s rich diversity. Rooted in this mission, our grantmaking goal is to strengthen a collective recognition of the oneness of humanity.
We work toward this goal through three strategic program areas:
Fostering a Global Consciousness of Oneness: Contribute to a growing awareness of what unifies rather than divides people, and evolve our understanding of what it means to live in harmony with the whole of life.
Indigenous Cultures: Empower, encourage, and protect the flourishing of Indigenous Peoples, cultures, and languages that carry forward ancient traditions of kinship with all of life.
Nurturing the Inner Life: Support cultural transition to an increasingly interconnected world through transformative and contemplative work that reconnects humanity to the essential unity at its core.
Kellogg Educated Kids Grants
To ensure that all children get the development and education they need as a foundation for independence and success, the foundation seeks opportunities to invest in early child development (ages zero to eight), leading to reading proficiency by third grade, high school graduation, and pathways to meaningful employment. All children need the support of parents and community to assure their healthy development and education. The foundation is partnering with organizations working on early childhood education, with a commitment to whole child development, educational advocacy, family literacy, innovative educational practices, policy reform and lifelong learning. The foundation focuses on communities where children and families are most in need of high quality early intervention to achieve success by third grade and maintain it beyond. The foundation's approach is both bottom-up and top-down. The foundation seeks opportunities to increase its strategic presence by investing in national organizations and their networks. At state and local levels, the foundation simultaneously explores approaches to helping children and families in ways supported by their local communities.
Michael and Susan Dell Foundation
Education-related grants comprise two-thirds of our giving. We are committed to improving student performance and increasing access to education so that children and adolescents everywhere have the opportunity for life-long success.
The United States educational system is plagued by a persistent achievement gap among students from different economic circumstances, and racial and ethnic backgrounds. To close this gap, improve student performance and increase graduation rates among affected students, we work to:
Improve student outcomes through performance-driven education;
Support college preparation and completion programs;
Strengthen human capital through leadership training; and
Increase the availability of quality school options.
The Foundation's focus areas and priorities include:
Health—Food security; improved and optimum nutrition; energy balance
Environment—Water security; sustainable agriculture; adaptive approaches to climate change
Education—Access to education, dropout prevention and skills training for the underserved;
RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of Education, Community, and Health/Medicine.
The Foundation's primary interests within Education include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education.
Within Community, the Foundation supports a broad range of human services, community improvement, abuse prevention, and youth development programs. Human service programs of particular interest to the Foundation include children and family services, early childhood development, and parenting education. The Foundation supports a variety of Community Improvement programs including those that enhance non-profit management and promote philanthropy and voluntarism. Youth development programs supported by the Foundation typically include after-school educational enrichment programs that supplement and enhance formal education systems to increase the chances for successful outcomes in school and life. The Foundation is also interested in programs that attract female and minority students into the fields of mathematics, science, and technology.
The Foundation's current interests in the area of Health/Medicine include programs that promote the health and well-being of children, programs that promote access to health services, and Foundation-initiated programs focusing on ALS.
All applicants must complete an electronic Letter of Inquiry from the Web site as the first step. RGK Foundation will entertain one electronic Letter of Inquiry (LOI) per organization in a twelve-month period.
Spencer Foundation Invites Proposals for Research on K-8 Classroom Instruction
Deadline: June 11, 2013 (preliminary proposals)
The Spencer Foundation is accepting applications for research projects that explore how student performance data informs classroom instruction.
Through its Evidence in the Classroom initiative, the foundation will award grants ranging from $50,000 to $300,000 for research projects that investigate how K-8 teachers use student performance data for instructional decisions and how organizational and individual factors affect that use. Past projects have covered a range of topics, from data use patterns through an online data management system to the effectiveness of capacity-building interventions.
To be eligible, principal investigators must have earned a doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. PIs also must be affiliated with a college, university, research facility, school district, or cultural institution that is willing to serve as fiscal agent if a grant is awarded.
Preliminary proposals must be received by June 11, 2013. Upon review, selected principal investigators will be invited to submit full proposals, which will be due on September 4, 2013. Decisions on full proposals will occur within four months of their submission.
The foundation will hold informational conference calls on April 22 and May 9 at 11:00 a.m., Central Time. Participation in a call is not required in order to submit a proposal.
William & Flora Hewlett Foundation's Deeper Learning Program
Through its Deeper Learning Program, the foundation funds programs that are promoting improved learning processes and pinpointing best practices. The foundation defines deeper learning as those programs delivering the skills and knowledge students need to succeed in the ever-changing world. These programs help students: master core academic content; think critically and solve complex problems; work collaboratively; communicate effectively; and learn how to learn through efforts like self-directed learning).