Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Research Training Programs in Special Education CFDA Number 84.324B

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Purpose of Program:
The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of (1) developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for a disability, and (2) education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education.

The Institute's research grant programs are designed to provide interested individuals and the general public with reliable and valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities for all students.

These interested individuals include parents, educators, students, researchers, and policymakers.

In carrying out its grant programs, the Institute provides support for programs of research in areas of demonstrated national need.

Competitions in This Notice:
The Institute will conduct 10 research competitions in FY 2018 through two of its centers:
The Institute's National Center for Education Research (NCER) will hold five competitions:
One competition for education research; one competition for education research and development centers; one competition for partnerships and collaborations focused on problems of practice or policy; and two competitions for low-cost, short-duration evaluation of education interventions.

The Institute's National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) will hold five competitions:
One competition for special education research; one competition for research training programs in special education; two competitions for low-cost, short-duration evaluation of special education interventions; and one competition for research networks focused on critical problems of policy and practice in special education.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers 8 4. 305A, 8 4. 305C, 8 4. 305H, 8 4. 305L, 8 4. 324A, 8 4. 324B, 8 4. 324L, and 8 4. 324N.

Applications to the grant competitions contained in this notice must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide Apply site at

Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application.

You may not email an electronic copy of a grant application to us.

You may access the electronic grant applications for the grant competitions contained in this notice at

You must search for the downloadable application package for each competition by the CFDA number.

Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search for 8 4. 305, not 8 4. 305A).
Related Programs

Research in Special Education

Department of Education

Agency: Department of Education


Estimated Funding: $85,000

Who's Eligible

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Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Research Training Programs in Special Education CFDA Number 84.324B; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible Applicants: Applicants that have the ability and capacity to conduct scientifically valid research are eligible to apply.

Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, nonprofit and for-profit organizations and public and private agencies and institutions of higher education, such as colleges and universities.

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