Applications Now Open for Research and Training Grants: The Spencer Foundation

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The Spencer Foundation has been a leading funder of education research since 1971 and is the only national foundation focused exclusively on supporting education research.

They support education research that is:  

Rigorous: Intellectually ambitious, innovative, and methodologically sound.

Relevant: Touching on the most pressing questions and opportunities in education and learning, wherever it occurs.

Equitable: Representing a diversity of scholars and scholarship and contributing to more just learning environments.

Collaborative: Engaging multiple voices and disciplinary perspectives.

Transformative: Reaching beyond academic audiences and leading to lasting improvement in education and learning.

Learn more about the type of projects they fund: What do we fund?