Last Updated June 2019

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Program

Key Information

Timeline

POC

ED

ED/IES SBIR – Small Business Innovation
Research

$1.1M to for-profit firms for R&D and evaluation of innovative commercially viable ed-tech products for students, teachers, and administrators, across many areas in education and special education.

Next RF
winter
2020

Edward.Metz@ed.gov

ED

IES Research Grants Program

$1.4M to $3.3M (mainly to universities or non-profits) for basic research, R&D of interventions and assessments, and evaluation across many topics in education.

Next RFA
early summer
2019

Edward.Metz@ed.gov

ED

IES Special Education  Grants Program

$1.4M to $3.3M (mainly to universities or non-profits) for basic research, R&D of interventions and assessments, and evaluation across many topics in special education.

Next RFA
early summer
2019

Sarah.Brasiel@ed.gov

ED

Ready
to Learn Television

$27M for public telecommunications entities to create and distribute educational television and digital media for children ages 2-8, especially those from low-income households.

Next RFA
late spring
2020

Brian.Lekander@ed.gov

ED

OSEP

Stepping
Up Technology Implementation

$1.5M (3 grants, $500,000 each per year/5 years) to effectively implement research-based technology tools that benefit students with disabilities and develop and disseminate products for a broad range of schools.

Next RFA
late Spring 2019

Terry.Jackson@ed.gov

ED

OSEP

National Center on
Accessible Educational Materials for Learning

$1.2M per year for 5 years to provide TA to increase the capacity of stakeholders to use AEM and related technologies.

Next RFA
late Spring 2019

Tara.Courchaine@ed.gov

NIH

Omnibus
Solicitation for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications

$1.75M for IDM STEM resources that address P-12 student career choice or health and medicine topics for the community

OPEN NOW 9/5/19.
Next FOA
late fall 2019.  Due dates Jan 5, Apr 5, Sept 5 each year

Tony Beck

Beckl@mail.nih.gov

NIH

Interactive
Digital Media STEM (SBIR/STTR)

$1.75M for IDM STEM resources that address P-12 student career choice or health and medicine topics for the community.

OPEN NOW
Application due date 9/5/19. Next FOA
late fall 2019

Tony Beck

Beckl@mail.nih.gov

NIH

Science
Education Partnership Award

$1.35M/5 years for: development of innovative educational activities for P-12 teachers and students or interactive science center/museum health exhibits.

OPEN NOW
until July 9, 2019.
Next FOA
late fall 2019

 

Tony Beck

Beckl@mail.nih.gov

IMLS

Museums for
America

$5 to $250K for projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. Lifelong Learning category

Next NOFO

Summer 2019

Helen Wechsler

hwechsler@imls.gov

IMLS

National
Leadership Program

$50K to $1M for projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve services for the American public. Digital Platforms and Applications category.

Next NOFO

Summer 2019

Helen Wechsler

hwechsler@imls.gov

NEH

Digital
Projects for the Public

$30,000 – $300,000 to supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats. The projects must be designed to attract broad public audiences and incorporate sound humanities scholarship.

Next Deadline:
06/12/19

Jeff Hardwick jhardwick@neh.gov;
Marc Ruppel

mruppel@neh.gov

NSF

ITEST

Innovative Technology
Experiences for Students and Teachers

ITEST is an applied research and development program providing direct student learning opportunities in pre-kindergarten through high school. ITEST seeks proposals that pursue innovative instructional approaches and practices.

Next Deadline:
8/19/19

DRLITEST@nsf.gov 

NSF

DRK-12

Discovery Research
PreK-12

DRK-12 seeks to enhance the learning and teaching of STEM by preK-12 students and teachers, through research and development of STEM education innovations and approaches.

Next Deadline:

11/13/19

drldrk12@nsf.gov

 

 

NSF
AISL

Advancing Informal STEM
Learning

 

The AISL program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments.

Next Deadline:

11/6/19

drlaisl@nsf.gov

 

NSF

SBIR Program

$1.5M for early stage R&D of innovation education technology products.

June & December
submissions

Rajesh Mehta; rmehta@nsf.gov

NSF

ECR

EHR Core Research

ECR Core invites proposals for fundamental research (basic research or use-inspired basic research) that advances knowledge in one or more of the three Research Tracks: STEM Learning and Learning Environments, Research on Broadening Participation in STEM fields, and Research on STEM Workforce Development

Next Deadline:

10/3/19

ECR@nsf.gov

NSF

ECR: BCSER:
EHR
Core Research (ECR): Building Capacity in STEM

ECR: BCSER supports activities that enable early and mid-career researchers to acquire the requisite expertise and skills to conduct rigorous fundamental research in STEM education.

Next Deadline:

6/7/19

ECRBCSER@nsf.gov

 NSF

CSforAll: RPP

Computer
Science for All  

This program aims to provide all U.S. students the opportunity to participate in computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) education in their schools at the preK-12 levels. This solicitation focuses on researcher-practitioner partnerships (RPPs) that foster the research and development needed to bring CS and CT to all schools.

Next deadline:

2/11/20

Karen King

kking@nsf.gov

NSF

Cyberlearning
for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier

Funds exploratory and synergistic research in learning technologies to prepare learners to excel in work at the human-technology frontier.

Next deadline:

1/13/20

Cyberlearning-WHTF@nsf.gov

HHS/ACL/NIDILRR

SBIR
– Small Business Innovation Research Program

Offers 6-month $100K Phase I grants and 2-year $575K Phase II to for-profit U.S. businesses to R&D innovative commercially viable products and services designed to meet the needs of individuals with all types of disabilities across the age span.

 

Next RFA: mid-fall

Brian.Bard@acl.hhs.gov