Foundation / Corporation
06/19/19 2:00 PM CDT
Grants to USA, Canada, and International academic scholars in collaboration with education practitioners for education research projects. An Intent to Apply is required prior to submitting a full application. Research conducted by the partnerships is intended to result in new insights into the processes, practices, and policies that improve education for students, educators, schools, universities, families, and communities.
The Foundation expects the partners in the RPPs will have engaged in fruitful longterm collaborations. This grant program is specifically intended to build the capacity of partnerships to make educational change. The Foundation expects that partnerships will centralize issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and articulate these dimensions in the project design. Partnerships between researchers and practitioners in educational settings that span the life course (i.e., from early childhood to adult learning) as well as those that focus on contexts outside of school are eligible.
While this grant program is open to all partnership configurations across a range of learning contexts, in addition to pre k-12 school systems, the Foundation especially encourages applications from partnerships that include scholars and institutions of higher education, rural geographic locations, and partnerships that deeply engage community-based organizations and families.
Research is fundamental to every research-practice partnership, and the Foundation expects research activities to be the central element of every proposal. In addition to detailing a plan for research, successful applicants may also prioritize plans for communicating and disseminating key findings that have the potential to foster positive educational changes. Activities beyond the research that could be funded under this program include:
- Research Infrastructure
- Outreach, Communications, and Relationship Building
- Capacity Development
GrantWatch ID#: 171183
Research-Practice Partnership budgets may not exceed $400,000 and may not include more than 15% indirect cost charges.
Duration proposed may not be longer than 3 years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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If you have reviewed the program statement and are still uncertain as to whether your partnership falls within the Spencer Foundation’s funding mission and request for proposals, feel free to email for guidance.
The Spencer Foundation
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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.