Areas of Inquiry: Investigator-initiated proposals for small and large projects
The Foundation's investigator-initiated research grants are organized under four areas of inquiry that identify broad topics we believe have fundamental and abiding importance for educational improvement.
The Relation Between Education and Social Opportunity
Organizational Learning in Schools, School Systems, and Higher Education Systems
Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Resources
Purposes and Values of Education
We also welcome proposals that do not fit one of the four areas listed through our Field-Initiated Proposal program.
Please note: The Areas of Inquiry have served to classify proposals in both the Small and Major Grants programs. The Areas of Inquiry will continue to play this role for the Small Grants program, but they will not be used for the new Lyle Spencer Research Awards program, which will replace the Major Grants Program as of March 15, 2014.
Strategic Initiatives: Focused grant programs
The Foundation’s Strategic Initiatives reflect our commitment to specific, measureable investigations in the following three fields:
Lyle Spencer Research Awards: A new large grant program for 2014
The Foundation is pleased to introduce a new funding program for large, innovative, investigator-initiated projects. This program is the successor to our long-standing field-initiated major grant program. A full description of the Lyle Spencer Research Award program can be found by clicking here.
Detailed submission and application guidelines will be available by the end of March 2014.