Statistical and Research Methodology in Education

Grants to USA nonprofit and for-profit organizations, public and private agencies, and institutions of higher education, such as colleges and universities, for educational research. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support the development of a wide range of statistical and methodological products, including new or improved methods, toolkits, guidelines, compendia, review papers, and software, to better enable education scientists to conduct rigorous education research. Researchers should plan to disseminate their products to education researchers who may use them in their own work as well as to methods researchers who may further develop or make use of them.
For FY 2022, IES is accepting Methods applications under two topics:The Core Grants topic (previously called Regular Grants topic) supports the development of new and improved statistical and research methods and their dissemination to education researchers through such products as articles in applied education journals, working papers and monographs, software, and toolkits describing how to use them. In addition, the Core Grants topic supports the compilation of existing research and information for a given method into products that help education researchers understand and apply the method. These products include toolkits, guidelines, compendia, and review papers. These products should be tried out by education researchers to ensure their usability, revised as needed, then broadly disseminated. The Early Career Grants topic supports the development of new and improved statistical and research methods by early career researchers (defined as those who have received their doctorate on or after April 1, 2017) with the support of a mentor or advisory panel. Researchers who meet the early career definition can choose to apply under Core Grants or Early Career Grants for support to develop new or improved methods. Early career researchers who wish to compile existing research and information into toolkits, guidelines, compendia, and review papers should apply under Core Grants.IES is interested in seeing applications that address the following:Generalizability of FindingsSingle-case DesignsData Science Tools for Education ResearchersSynthetic DatasetsQuasi-experimental Designs (QEDs)Interpreting ImpactsMethods for Synthesizing Qualitative EvidenceAddressing the Disruptions to Research Caused by COVID-19:Variability in EffectsReplicationSupporting the Standards for Excellence in Education Research (SEER)More information about these topics can be found starting at

Sub Title
Grants to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, Agencies, and IHEs for Educational Research
Funding Source

Institute of Education Sciences (IES) – U.S. Department of Education

08/12/21 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Eligibility Criteria

City or township governments
County governments
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Independent school districts
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
Special district governments
State governments

Term of Contract

Core Grants:
– Toolkits, Guidelines, Compendia, and Review Papers: 2 years
– New or Improved Methods: 3 years

Early Career Grants: 2 years

Estimated Size of Grant
Core Grants: - Toolkits, Guidelines, Compendia, and Review Papers: $350,000 - New or Improved Methods: $900,000 Early Career Grants: $300,000