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05/07/20 12:00 PM Central Time
Grants of up to $50,000 to USA, Canada, and International scholars for focused symposia and small research conferences. Funding is intended to support new and one-time symposia and conferences that advance and build upon best practices in education research related to the following areas: exploring human learning and thriving, developing high-quality educators and leaders, and innovative research methods.
Eligible programs will bring together researchers whose substantive knowledge, theoretical insight, and methodological expertise can be assembled in ways that build upon and advance best practices in education research. These convenings can serve as starting points for building new research agendas or as touchstones for research communities to connect and advance their shared scholarly interests about education research.
The Foundation rotates the area of focus for this program annually to generate fresh ideas and perspectives on pressing educational challenges. For this funding cycle Spencer will support conferences related to three topics that emerged from the Foundation's year-long field engagement with the education research community:
The Foundation is interested in proposals with thoughtfully designed meetings to address any one of the three topics listed above. One of the strengths of educational research is the way in which scholars engage numerous disciplinary traditions to answer critical questions facing the field. Successful proposals will bring together researchers from the field of education and beyond to approach the proposed topic from multiple perspectives.
Applicants are also encouraged to propose conferences to consider ways of bridging the substantive, theoretical, and methodological expertise of participants. While not a requirement, successful proposals in previous rounds have also included other attendees outside of the academy such as teachers, policymakers, artists, or journalists if the convening called for such expertise.
GrantWatch ID#: 177673
This grant program supports conference proposals with budgets of $50,000 or less.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register and apply online (from March 19): https://spencer.smartsimple.us/
Direct questions to Judy Klippenstein at: email@example.com
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