STEM Grant Opportunities
Institute of Education Sciences Announces FY2020 Grant Opportunities
The Institute will conduct eight research competitions in FY 2020 through two of its centers:
The Institute's National Center for Education Research (NCER) will hold a total of five competitions—one competition in each of the following areas: Education research; education research training; education research and development centers; statistical and research methodology in education; and systematic replication in education.
The Institute's National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) will hold a total of three competitions—one competition in each of the following areas: Special education research; special education research training, and systematic replication in special education.
Both NCER and NCSER have STEM grant categories and numerous others that can also address STEM education.
Most applications are due 8/29/19. The education research and development centers applications are due 9/26/19.
Minority Science & Engineering Improvement Program Grant Opportunity
The MSEIP is designed to effect long-range improvement in science and engineering education at predominantly minority institutions and to increase the flow of underrepresented ethnic minorities, particularly minority women, into scientific and technological careers.
There are four types of MSEIP grants: Institutional project, special project, cooperative project, and design project.
Institutional project grants are grants that support the implementation of a comprehensive science improvement plan, which may include any combination of activities for improving the preparation of minority students for careers in science.
There are two types of special project grants. First, there are special project grants for which only minority institutions are eligible. These special project grants support activities that: (1) Improve quality training in science and engineering at minority institutions; or (2) enhance the minority institutions' general scientific research capabilities. There also are special project grants for which all applicants are eligible. These special project grants support activities that: (1) Provide a needed service to a group of eligible minority institutions; or (2) provide in-service training for project directors, scientists, and engineers from eligible minority institutions.
Cooperative project grants assist groups of nonprofit accredited colleges and universities to work together to conduct a science improvement program.
Design project grants assist minority institutions that do not have their own appropriate resources or personnel to plan and develop long-range science improvement programs. We will not award design project grants in the FY 2019 competition.
Applications are due by 7/19/19.