Spencer Foundation’s Conference Grants Program: Supporting International Scholars for Small Research Conferences

Deadline: 11 January 2016

The Spencer Foundation’s is currently inviting applications for its Conference Grants Program which aimed at providing support to scholars for small research conferences and focused symposia. The conference grant program intends to bring together scholars whose substantive knowledge, theoretical insight, and methodological expertise can be assembled in ways that build upon and reach beyond familiar modes of thinking concerning conundrums or problems in education research, specifically those related to critical questions in the area of Teaching and Learning.

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In developing a focused request for proposals for Teaching and Learning, the foundation intends to encourage the research community to advance new and innovative rigorous research in this subfield and to ultimately increase collaboration within the educational research community.

The field of education research may be characterized as an interdisciplinary hub where a variety of scholars bring wide-ranging knowledge, theory, data and methodological tools to bear on compelling issues or challenges in education.

Grants available

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This grant program will support conference proposals with budgets of $50,000 or less.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Proposals are accepted from the U.S. and internationally, however all proposals must be submitted in English and budgets must be proposed in U.S. Dollars.
  • Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for a conference grant must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession.
  • The PI must be affiliated with a college, university, school district, non-profit research facility, or non-profit cultural institution that is willing to serve as the fiscal agent if the grant is awarded. The Spencer Foundation does not award grants directly to individuals.
  • Conference Grant budgets may not include indirect cost charges.

How to Apply

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Applicants must apply online through the website.

For more information, please visit Grant Program.