NCER Opens Applications for Two Competitions

The National Center for Education Research (NCER), a center within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in the Department of Education, announced they are seeking applications for two competitions: “From Seedlings to Scale” and “Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Education Policy and Practice” (see previous COSSA coverage). Through the “From Seedlings to Scale” program, IES plans to invest in innovative products, policies, and processes within a particular focus area. Their three-phase plan will allow ideas to grow from seedlings to scalable solutions. Applications are now available for Phase One where teams will define a problem, refine a solution, and build a plan for further research and development. For the competition for “Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Education Policy and Practice,” applications must address the Accelerate, Transform, Scale (ATS) Initiative, which intends to improve education outcomes for all learners.

Application packages became available on June 20, 2024 and the deadline for transmittal of applications is August 15, 2024. Instructions for obtaining and submitting an application can be found here. More information about IES’s applications for new awards can be found here.

This article was contributed by COSSA Intern Rachel Bashe.


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