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. The goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education.
Amount: up to $50,000 (one-five years)
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: March 3, 2020, July 1, 2020, November 3, 2020
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.
A ROLA proposal must be completed with the application.
Please contact Karen Kueneman if you plan to apply.
Spencer staff have put together a guide with helpful information on writing a successful field-initiated research grant proposal. The full report is available here.