The 2016 Application is closed
These application guidelines will be updated in early 2017 for the 2017 competition.
Advancing Understanding of Education Practice and Its Improvement
This program was introduced in 2014 as the successor to the Foundation's long-standing Major Research Grants program. Its aim is to support intellectually ambitious, large-scale education research projects with budgets between $100,000 and $1,000,000. This program encourages proposals initiated by scholars across a variety of disciplines and fields in an effort to create much-needed space for creative and ambitious research projects that promise to advance our understanding of educational practice and its improvement. Read more...
To learn more about grants made in this program in the past, please go to the Grant Library here and choose Lyle Spencer Research Awards from the "Grant Type" menu.
The review process for the Lyle Spencer Research Awards begins with a Letter of Intent (LOI) application, which are accepted once a year. The 2016 deadline has passed; the next deadline for LOIs will be announced in early 2017.
For further information on this program, please see the links available in the right-hand sidebar menu.