Monday, September 17, 2012

NEA Art Works

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will make awards to support research on how "art works." Consistent with its strategic plan, the NEA distinguishes between research projects seeking to define value for the U.S. arts sector, and those seeking to demonstrate the arts'impact on American life. "Value"-oriented research will measure or otherwise clarify one or more components of how Americans participate in the arts. Such research also may probe the underlying conditions and vehicles for arts participation; for instance, it can examine how key inputs such as training, education, and infrastructure, directly affect arts creation, arts audiences, or other aspects of arts engagement.

Deadline: November 6, 2012
Expected number of awards: 25
Grant amount: $10,000 - $50,000

Read entire solicitation

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Education Research Program

The Director of the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) announces the Institute’s FY 2013 competitions for grants to support education research and special education research. The Director takes this action under the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002. The Institute’s purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for disability, and of education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education.

The Education Research Competitions. Under these two competitions, NCER will consider only applications that address one of the following education research topics:

• Cognition and Student Learning
• Early Learning Programs and Policies
• Education Technology
• Effective Teachers and Effective Teaching
• English Learners
• Improving Education Systems: Policies, Organization, Management, and Leadership
• Mathematics and Science Education
• Postsecondary and Adult Education
• Reading and Writing
• Social and Behavioral Context for Academic Learning

The Education Research Training Competition. Under this competition, NCER will consider only applications that address one of the following two topics:

• Postdoctoral Research Training
• Researcher and Policymaker Training

Closing Date: September 20, 2012