The Spencer Foundation supports high-quality, innovative research with the potential to improve education. Small grant proposals covering any topic that falls within Spencer’s mission can be submitted through the general small grants program.
Amount: up to $50,000
Faculty Research Office: At least 1 week before the Spencer Deadline (2-3 weeks earlier if you wish feedback on your application – submit to Karen Kueneman)
Research Development & Services: At least 5 days before the Spencer Deadline
Spencer: February 1, 2017, May 1, 2017, August 1, 2017, and November 1, 2017.
Eligibility: Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for a research grant must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. 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.
Proposals to the small grants program must be submitted through the foundation’s online application system. The Spencer Foundation receives over 500 proposal submissions per year and are able to fund 5-10% of those received.
A ROLA proposal must be completed with the application.
Please contact Karen Kueneman if you plan to apply.