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Research Grants
on Education

Application Deadlines:

Full Proposal Deadline:

December 31st, 2021 @ 12 PM (Noon) CT

Program Contact:

The Research Grants on Education aids research projects that commits to the improvement of education by offering $50,000 over 2 years. The aim of the program is to support rigorous, ambitious and technically sound research on the most pressing problems and exciting opportunities in education.

Program Statement

The Research Grants on Education Program supports financial aid that expands new integral expertise that may have a continuing influence on academic discourse. We understand that learning occurs across the life course as well as across environments—in that any and all, in the right event, provide the premise for fulfilling concentration that makes meaningful advancements to the field. With this in mind, this program supports proposals from different disciplinary and professional viewpoints, from academics at diverse standings in their career. We count on proposals that will bridge extensive subjects and specialties that creatively explores questions essential to education. Please integrate data from diverse expertise, that range an ample length of time for experience, or work closely with practitioners or community members close to the project.


Proposals to the Research Grants on Education program must be for academic research projects that intend to study education. Proposals for activities other than research, or focusing on areas other than education are not eligible. Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs wanting the Research Grant on Education must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or the equivalent experience. While graduate students may be part of the research team, they may not be named the PI or Co-PI on the proposal. The PI must be associated with a non-profit organization or public/governmental institution that is prepared to function as the executing organization. New Era does not award grants directly to individuals. Proposals are accepted from within the U.S. and all proposals must be submitted in English and budgets must be proposed in U.S. Dollars.


Proposed budgets for this program are limited to a total of $50,000 and may not include indirect costs under New Era policies. Projects proposed may not be longer than 2 years in duration. PIs and Co-PIs may not submit more than one research proposal to the New Era at a time. PIs and Co-PIs may only hold one active research grant from New Era at a time.

How to Apply

The application process starts with a full proposal. Full proposals for a Research Grant on Education are due by December 31st, 2021 12:00pm Noon central time on the deadline date.

Full Proposal Guidelines

Research Grant proposals must be submitted through your registered online profile, following this online application form regarding the guidelines on the next slides.

Step 1 – Registration

This application is configured for the Principal Investigator (PI) on the project to register and submit the form. If you (the PI) have never accessed New Era online portal, you must register and create a profile by going to the top of bottom of this page and clicking the “Register” button. Follow the guidelines on the registration page to create your profile.

If you already have an account, log on to update your profile and access the application.

Review Process

The Research Grants on Education Program in Education utilizes a peer review process for all eligible submissions.  Each proposal will be examined by both external panel reviewers and internal personnel. The review process for this program takes approximately 2-3 months from the deadline date.

The review panel for this program is made up of scholars in the field of education research with expertise across many disciplines and methodological segments. Panelist are asked to assess and comment on the following features of your proposal:

Merit of the Project: Reviewers will gauge the essence of education in the research, the gravity of the subject matter to its field, and the excellence of the research question(s) and/or direction of inquiry.

Correlation to Research and Theory: Reviewers will judge the sufficiency of how other researchers have treated the same topic and how well the proposal reacts to prior work and theory.

Research Design: Reviewers will weigh in on the overall standing, refinement, and suitability of the research design as well as its alignment with the research question(s) and/or conceptual framing.

Budget and Timeline: Reviewers will evaluate the competency of the cost and record.

Project Team: Reviewers will comment on the potential of the investigator(s) to complete the study as laid out and share the results or other findings.


  1. Updated CV

  2. Summary of Proposal (250 words)

  3. Proposal Narrative (2500 words)

  4. Budget Details and Justification

  5. Letter of Support

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