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Grants of up to $50,000 to USA, Canada, and International researchers who are affiliated with nonprofit organizations, colleges, universities, school districts, or research facilities, for research projects in the field of education. Funding is intended to support field-initiated academic research studies spanning a range of disciplines and topics that explore improvements in education.
The Small Research Grants Program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or location.The goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education. The Foundation seeks to support scholarship that develops new foundational knowledge that may have a lasting impact on educational discourse.
In addition to supporting research in settings of K-12 and higher education institutions, Spencer funds research projects that span the life course (i.e., from early childhood to adult learning) as well as those that focus on contexts outside of school. The Foundation values work that fosters creative and open-minded scholarship, engages in deep inquiry, and examines robust questions related to education. To this end, the program supports proposals from multiple disciplinary and methodological perspectives, both domestically and internationally, from scholars at various stages in their career. Funded projects will span a wide range of topics and disciplines that innovatively investigate questions central to education, including for example education, anthropology, philosophy, psychology, sociology, law, economics, history, or neuroscience, amongst others.
Projects may utilize a wide array of research methods including quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods, ethnographies, design-based research, participatory methods, and historical research, to name a few. Projects may incorporate data from multiple and varied sources, span a sufficient length of time as to achieve a depth of understanding, or work closely with practitioners or community members over the life of the project.
GrantWatch ID#: 172494
Budgets are up to $50,000.
Projects range from one to five years. Projects proposed may not be longer than 5 years in duration. Eligible investigators may also request additional supplemental funds for a course release.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application form: https://spencer.smartsimple.us/s_Login.jsp
The Spencer Foundation
625 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60611
Contact form: https://www.spencer.org/contact
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