Education. February 19 and 20, 2007 Richard Dunfee. Topics. Program Focus Federal Funding Private Funding. The Hypothesis, Problem Statement or Research Question. An explanation of the relationship being proposed. No more than three to five sentence paragraph.
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February 19 and 20, 2007
-Statement of the research target (evidence of the importance of the issue)
-Hypothesis, research question or problem statement (clear identification of the variables and their proposed relationship)
-Quantitative/Qualitative criteria for measuring the solution (how the outcome will be measured, not a description of the specific outcome).
A hypothesis is a 'small' cause and effect statement about a specific set of circumstances. It represents an informed belief that a researcher or proposal writer possesses about a research issue before conducting a satisfactory number of experiments that could potentially disprove that belief.
Supports LEAs and SEAs in their efforts to
IHEs work in partnership with public and private preschool, elementary, and secondary schools
NIDRR Field-Initiated Projects Programsupports projects that improve the effectiveness of services and develop methods, procedures, & technology to maximize the full inclusion, integration, employment, independent living, family support, & economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities. (Last Deadline: 2/6/06)
Mary Switzer Research Fellowships
One-year awards are made to individuals to build research capacity & promote solutions to problems. Distinguished Fellowships ($55,000) are awarded to individuals of doctorate or comparable status with at least 7 years of relevant experience. Merit Fellowships ($45,000) are given to persons with advanced professional training or independent study in areas related to disability & rehabilitation. (Deadline: 11/26/06)
NIDRR: Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects Supports research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities, addressing NIDRR's goals of inclusion, integration, employment, and self-sufficiency. Projects may support research relating to the development of methods, procedures, and devices for rehabilitation services. (Last Deadline: 7/21/06)
Technology & Media Services for Individuals With DisabilitiesSupports projects to improve results for children with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, & use of technology; supporting educational media activities designed to be of educational value to children with disabilities; & providing some captioning, video description, & cultural activities. (Last Deadline: 10/3/06)
Administers programs that
Supports 8 outreach and support programs to help disadvantaged students progress from middle school to post baccalaureate programs. http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/index.html
Programs are designed to strengthen the capability and performance of American education in foreign languages and in area and international studies.
Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN)Grantees provide fellowships to graduate students with financial need who plan to teach or conduct research in areas of national need such as biology, chemistry, computer & information science, engineering, geological science, mathematics, nursing & physics. (Deadline: 11/20/06)
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program Fellowships to students of superior ability to pursue doctoral level or MFA graduate study in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Eligibility is limited to individuals who have not yet completed their first year of graduate study or who will be entering graduate school in the next academic year. (Last Deadline: 10/6/06)
GEAR UP Program supports partnerships offering college preparation & awareness activities to students beginning in 7th grade. Activities may include mentoring, counseling, curricula & staff development, & other services. Partnerships must include an IHE, a local education agency representing middle schools & high schools in low-income communities, & at least two other entities. (Last Deadline: 3/9/06)
Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) supports the provision of a campus-based child care programs primarily serving the needs of low-income students enrolled at the institution. Also supports before & after school services to the extent necessary to enable low-income students to pursue postsecondary education. (next competition will be in 2009)
Created in 2002 with the goal of advancing the field of education research, with an emphasis on evidence-based research.
Special Education Research--Secondary and Postsecondary Outcomes supports research focusing on the development and evaluation of interventions that promote functional skills that allow young adults to obtain and hold jobs, to live independently, and to become contributing members of their communities; and communities of support and care designed to support and enhance employment of students with disabilities during secondary and post-secondary transition.(Deadline: 11/17/06) http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ies/ncser/index.html
Unsolicited Educational Research Applications supports unsolicited proposals for research, evaluation, statistics, and dissemination projects to provide reliable information about the condition of education, education practices that improve academic achievement, and the effectiveness of education programs. (Last deadline: May 1, 2006)
Supports programs that promote the health & well being of students in elementary school through college. OSDFS supports the following agency-wide initiatives:
Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Models on College Campusessupports projects to identify, enhance, evaluate, and disseminate information about models of alcohol and other drug prevention at IHEs. Proposals must focus on a campus program that has been implemented for at least two years. Last Deadline: 3/22/06)
Prevention of High-Risk Drinking/Violent Behavior Among College Studentssupports projects to develop, enhance, implement, and evaluate campus- and/or community-based strategies to prevent high-risk drinking or violent behavior among college students (Last Deadline: 2/6/06)
Partnerships in Character Education Project Program supports state educational agencies and local educational agencies working in partnership with other organizations, including universities, in designing and implementing character education programs that take into consideration the views of parents, students, and other members of the community.(Last Deadline: 4/10/06)
Carol M. White Physical Education Programsupports grants to Local Education Agencies to initiate, expand, and improve physical education programs, including after-school programs, for K-12 students in order to make progress toward meeting state standards for physical education. Universities may serve as collaborators. (Last Deadline: 4/12/06)
Supports research, development, model projects of national significance to improve education through approximately 24 discretionary grant programs, such as:
Professional Development for Arts Educators supports model professional development programs for music, dance, drama, and visual arts educators that use innovative instructional methods, especially those linked to scientifically-based research. Eligible applicants are local education agencies serving at least 75% low-income children, working in partnership with other organizations, including unitersities. (last deadline: 5/20/05)
Arts in Education Model Development & Dissemination Grants support development, documentation, evaluation, & dissemination of innovative, cohesive models that have demonstrated their effectiveness in integrating arts into the core elementary & middle school curricula. (last deadline: 4/7/06).
ED has 8 separate program offices that periodically hold “call for reviewers”—for instance currently
Typical wording in an ED grant application: “For ease of
reading by the reviewers, applicants should develop their
narrative description to follow the sequence of criteria provided
below. The maximum number of possible points for all
selection criteria is 100. Note: The criteria contain weighted
subcriteria. Applicants must address each subcriterion to
qualify for the maximum number of points for each criterion.”
1) Need for Project - 15 points
2) Significance - 20 points
3) Quality of the Project Design - 30 points
4) Quality of Project Personnel - 10 points
5) Quality of the Project Evaluation - 25 points
Additional Sample Criteria: Talent Search/Educational Opportunities Center Competitions
1) Project Need—24 points
2) Objectives—8 points
3) Operation Plan—30 points
4) Applicant/Community Support—16 points
5) Personnel Quality—9 points
6) Evaluation Plan—8 points
7) Budget—5 points
8) Prior Experience—15 points (additional)—unfortunate truth for many ED programs
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