AERA Grants Program


Dissertation and Research Grants

National Science Foundation

About the AERA Grants Program:
The AERA-NSF Grants Program offers small grants and training opportunities designed to achieve two primary objectives: (1) to enhance the capability of the education research community to conduct policy- and practice-relevant research using the rich, nationally and internationally representative data sets supported by NCES, NSF, and other federal agencies; and (2) to support and promote rigorous education research. The small grants component is an open competition to support field initiated research that is expected to produce high-quality policy- and practice-related studies on important and timely issues in education. Both Research Grants (for those who have earned a doctoral degree) and Dissertation Grants (for advanced doctoral students) are offered. Researchers who receive support come from a wide variety of disciplines, such as education, sociology, economics, statistics, demography, and psychology, with researchers often working across disciplines.

Informational Webinar
Applicants are encouraged to watch the recording of the informational webinar to learn more about the AERA Grants Program and the application process. 

Deadline: January 25, 2022 11:59 p.m. PT