Institutes of Education Sciences (IES): Education Research and Development Centers CFDA Number 84.305C

Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice.

For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice.

The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register.


Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at:

Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information.

For the addresses for obtaining and submitting an application, please refer to our Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the Federal Register on February 12, 2018 (83 FR 6003) and available 8. pdf.

The dates when applications are available and the deadlines for transmittal of applications invited under this notice are indicated in the chart at the end of this notice and in the Requests for Applications (RFAs) that are posted at the following websites:,,and

The contact person associated with a particular research competition is listed in the chart at the end of this notice, as well as in the relevant RFA and application package.

Purpose of Program:
In awarding these grants, the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) intends to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of (1) developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for a disability, (2) education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education, and (3) employment and wage outcomes when relevant (such as for students who engaged in career and technical, postsecondary, or adult education).

The Institute's research grant programs are designed to provide interested individuals and the general public with reliable and valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities for all students.

These interested individuals include parents, educators, students, researchers, and policymakers.

In carrying out its grant programs, the Institute provides support for programs of research in areas of demonstrated national need.

Competitions in This Notice:
The Institute will conduct nine research competitions in FY 2019 through two of its centers:
The Institute's National Center for Education Research (NCER) will hold a total of five competitions--one competition in each of the following areas:
Education research; education research and development centers; statistical and research methodology in education; partnerships and collaborations focused on problems of practice or policy; and low-cost, short-duration evaluation of education interventions.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers 8 4. 305A, 8 4. 305C, 8 4. 305D, 8 4. 305H, 8 4. 305L, 8 4. 324A, 8 4. 324B, 8 4. 324L, and 8 4. 324N.

Related Programs

Education Research, Development and Dissemination

Department of Education

Agency: Department of Education

Office: Department of Education

Estimated Funding: $13,000,000

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

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Eligible Applicants: Applicants that have the ability and capacity to conduct scientifically valid research are eligible to apply.

Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, nonprofit and for-profit organizations and public and private agencies and institutions of higher education, such as colleges and universities.

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