- Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Education Policy and Practice
IES is funding a network of teams to expand the field’s capacity to conduct research using widely used digital learning platforms. In this call, IES is hoping to fund up to five platform development teams and a network lead. The platform development teams would work on developing tools and infrastructure to support conducting research through digital learning platforms already in use. More information can be found in the request for applications here: https://ies.ed.gov/funding/pdf/2021_84305N.pdf.
- Transformative Research in the Education Sciences Grants Program
IES is supporting innovative or unconventional research that has the potential to lead to new scientific paradigms, novel and more effective approaches to education practice or policy, or transformative technologies that substantially increase learner outcomes through its new Transformative Research in the Education Sciences competition. Under this competition, NCER will consider only applications that demonstrate the potential to produce a major impact in an area relevant to the IES mission through innovative or unconventional research. The innovation may be technical, conceptual, or a combination of both. For this competition, IES defines major impact as an unusually broad and meaningful improvement in learner outcomes. More information is here: https://ies.ed.gov/funding/pdf/2021_84305T.pdf.