The Research-Practice Partnership (RPP) Grants Program is intended to support education research projects that engage in collaborative and participatory partnerships with project budgets up to $400,000 and durations of up to three years. We accept Intent to Apply forms once a year in this program.
We view partnerships as an important approach to knowledge generation and the improvement of education, broadly construed. Over the long term, we anticipate that research conducted by RPPs will result in new insights into the processes, practices, and policies that improve education for learners, educators, families, communities, and institutions where learning and teaching happen (e.g., schools, universities, community centers, parks, museums, other workplaces).
Details about the program and application process can be found below. In addition, you may wish to read the "RPP Writing Guide" found here. Various details discussed in this request for proposals document are elaborated on in the writing guide.
We also offer "A Guide to Writing Proposals That Engage Research With Youth, Families, and Community-Based Organizations," found here. This guide offers grounding ideas and suggestions for centering a strengths-based approach when working in partnership with communities.