[ Spencer Foundation – COVID-19 Related Research Grants on Education | Research funding ]


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Date 08.06.2020
Category Call for proposal
Aim:  The Spencer Foundation invests in education research that cultivates learning and transforms lives. Through the COVID-19 Related Research Grants, the foundation will support education research projects that will contribute to understanding the rapid shifts in education in this time of crisis and change. The call focuses on two primary categories of projects: First, studies that aim to understand and disrupt the reproduction and deepening of educational inequality caused by the COVID-19 crisis, and second, opportunities to remake and imagine anew forms of equitable education. Thus, the ultimate goal is funding research projects that are working to reimagine educational opportunities in these times. Proposals aimed at all levels and in all settings of learning, including early childhood, higher education, and in schools, families, and communities are welcome.

Funding:       $50’000

Duration:      1-3 years

Eligibility: Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for a COVID-19 Related Research Grant on Education must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. The PI must be affiliated with a non-profit organization that is willing to serve as the administering organization if the grant is awarded. Proposals are accepted from the U.S. and internationally, however, all proposals must be submitted in English and budgets must be proposed in U.S. Dollars.

How to Apply: The application process begins with a full proposal; there is no requirement to submit a letter of intent or intent to apply form. Proposals should be submitted through an online form and should include a summary of personnel, a proposal summary, a budget and justification, a proposal narrative, and a project timeline. Please note that the budget should not contain any indirect costs.

Deadline:      08-June-2020

Further information
  • More information about the program is available here
  • The application portal can be found here
  • For any other questions, please contact the Research Office

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  • General public
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