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Conference Grants

Conference Grants

Application Deadlines:

Applications Open
Program discontinued

Program contact:
Cindy Soto

We have discontinued this program effective January 2023. We are no longer accepting new applications.


The Conference Grant Program provided support to scholars to organize small research conferences, focused symposia, or other forms of convenings around important issues in education research. This program was intended to bring together researchers, community members, practitioners, policymakers, and other important collaborators whose expertise, substantive knowledge and practice, theoretical insight, or methodological expertise can be engaged in ways that help to build upon and advance education research. Please see below for a list of recent awardees. These grants were awarded before we discontinued the program. 

October 2022 Conference Grants Deadline

Indigenous Youth Work Conference
Katie Johnston-Goodstar
Division of Indian Work

Towards a framework for enacting, honoring and researching healing justice with racially marginalized youth
Ben Kirshner, Solicia E. Lopez
University of Colorado at Boulder

Research with and about International Students: A conference for critical conceptual and methodological considerations
Jenna Mittelmeier, Sylvie Lomer, Kalyani Unkule
University of Manchester

Participatory and Collaborative History Projects as Pathways for Knowledge Creation for Teaching and Learning Anti-Racism in Secondary Schools
Rhoda N. Nafziger
McGill University

Co-Creating Mental Health Education Research Initiatives for Advancing Racial Equity
Beth A. Robertson
The University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research (at the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group)

Innovations in Measuring, Analyzing, and Discussing Race and Racial Inequality in Education Research and Journalism
Andrew Saultz, S. Michael Gaddis
Pacific University

Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies to Critique and Reimagine Teaching Qualitative Research
Stephanie Anne Shelton, Kelly W. Guyotte
University of Alabama

Building Racial Solidarity Across  Black & Asian American History in K-20 Education
Judy W. Yu, Vanessa S Leung, Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz
Asian American Coalition for Children and Families


May 2022 Conference Grants Deadline

Creating Public Methodologies for Reimagining Histories: Toward Justice and a Transformative View of the Possible in Education
Arshad Imtiaz Ali, Miwa Aoki Takeuchi, Natalie R. Davis
The George Washington University

The Demystifying Language Project Writing Conferences
Ayala Fader
Fordham University

An Antiracist Research Agenda to Advance Restorative Practices in PreK-12 Schools
Thalia González, Amy Nelson Christensen, Miranda B. Johnson
University of California, Hastings College of Law

The Sustainability Education Collective Conference Series
Samantha A. Lindgren, Jon Hale, Luis Rodríguez
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Researching Education Decolonially: Towards an Indigenous Epistemological Trajectory in Cameroon
Roland Ndille Ntongwe
University of Buea

Innovating a New Generation of Learning Analytics for Educational Equity
Alyssa Wise, Fabienne Doucet
New York University

Conducting Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses to Advance Racial Equity in Education: A Convening of the Minds
Jamaal Rashad Young, Jemimah Young
Texas A&M University

October 2021 Conference Grants Deadline

Black Critical Theory (BlackCrit) Research Conference
Jordan Bell
The SUNY Black Faculty and Staff Collective

Research for What?: Dreaming Toward Quantitative Paradigms for Anti-Racist Transformation
Shanyce L. Campbell, Heather N. McCambly
University of Pittsburgh

Racial justice and anti-racism work in LGBTQ+ Centers: Creating a shared vision with scholars and practitioners
D. Chase James Catalano, Antonio Duran, Jonathan T. Pryor, T.J. Jourian
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

An Interdisciplinary Convening on Using Intersectionality Theory in Quantitative Research: Seeking Shared Expectations on Review and Publishing Standards
Frank Fernandez, Bonnie Moradi
University of Florida

Against Racial Essentialism in Education Research: Innovating Methodologies through Contestation
Marc Johnston Guerrero, Orkideh Mohajeri
The Ohio State University

Moments & Movements: Challenging Asian American Invisibility in Racial Justice in K-12 Education Conference
Betina Hsieh, Roland Sintos Coloma
California State University, Long Beach

Envisioning an Interdisciplinary Future for Special Education and Gifted Racial Equity Research
Catherine Kramarczuk Voulgarides, Maria Cioe-Pena, Rachel Elizabeth Fish
The Research Foundation of the City University of New York

Asking the Right Questions: Designing Educational Research to Advance Equity for Indigenous People in California
Joely Proudfit
California State University San Marcos Corporation


Applications Open
Program discontinued