Field-Initiated Proposals

The Foundation is of course alive to the possibility that someone may have a terrific idea for worthwhile research that does not fit easily into even these broad categories. We are happy to entertain such proposals. We ask in such cases that you address explicitly how your proposed study aligns with the Foundation's mission of research toward educational improvement, and we ask as well that you understand that we will be asking ourselves the question whether this proposal promises to advance our purposes more effectively than research we can fund in our declared areas of interest.