The Spencer Foundation’s Research-Practice Partnership (RPP) Grants Program is intended to support education research projects that engage in collaborative and participatory partnerships.
Amount: up to $400,000 over up to 3 years (including up to 15% indirect costs)
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 Services: At least 1 week before the Spencer Deadline
Spencer (Intent to apply): November 24, 2020 (noon)
Description: This program is open to partnerships between researchers and a broad array of practitioners. Spencer defines practitioners as school districts, county offices of education, state educational organizations, universities, community-based organizations, out-of-school-time providers, informal educators, and other social sectors that significantly impact learners’ lives. As such, they are open to applications from design-based research teams, networked improvement communities, placed-based research alliances, and other partnership arrangements..
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.
A ROLA proposal must be completed with the application.
Please contact Karen Kueneman if you plan to apply.