Briefing on Upcoming Education-Oriented Grant Opportunities


March 3, 2023

This briefing provides a synopsis of education grant opportunities that will be due within the next 6 – 8 months, which is within the ideal timeframe for completing a grant application. If you are interested in any of the funding opportunities, we encourage you to fully review the program's solicitation. Finally, if you have questions about the program and the related evaluation please contact us.


Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)

Funder: National Science Foundation

Program Purpose: The AGEP program seeks proposals that will serve to increase the “number of historically underrepresented minority in faculty in STEM.” Proposed projects are encouraged to addressissues related to intersectionality. Proposed projects can be submitted for one of the three AGEP tracks: AGEP Institutional Transformation Alliance (ITA),AGEP Faculty Career Pathways Alliance Model, and the AGEP Catalyst Alliance(ACA). To submit for an ITA track, one of the participating institutions must haves previously received an ACA grant. Letter of Intents are required for FC-PAM proposals and a preliminary proposal is required for ACA proposal.

Program Evaluation Requirements: An evaluation plan that reflects both internal and external evaluation should be included in the project description.

Due Date: ACA Full Proposals: March 28, 2023 and August 15, 2023; ITA Full Proposals: August 29, 2023 (Note: Preliminary Proposals were due on February 14, 2023)

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Agriculture and Food Research Initiatives Sustainable Agriculture Systems (AFRI SAS)

Funder: USDA

Program Purpose: The purpose of the AFRI program is to provide funding for “fundamental and applied research, education, and extension projects in the food and agricultural sciences.” Projects funded through this program are focused on transdisciplinary, converge approaches to address food and agricultural system changes.

Program Evaluation Requirements: A logic model, and specified objectives and metrics towards achieving the objectives need to be articulated. An external evaluator is required.

Due Date: Letter of Intent: April 13, 2023; Full Proposal: July 13, 2023

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Accelerating Research Translation (ART)

Funder: National Science Foundation

Program Purpose: The purpose of this new program is to “increase the scale and pace of advancing discoveries made while conducting academic research into tangible solutions that benefit the public” while also providing training to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in translational research. Based on information shared on a recent webinar, additional webinars will be scheduled in the future.

Program Evaluation Requirements: An evaluation plan in the proposal is required. An independent evaluator is recommended by not required.

Due Date: May 09, 2023

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Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Directorate for STEM Education (IUSE:EDU)

Funder: National Science Foundation

Program Purpose: The purpose of the IUSE:EDU program is to “promote novel, creative, and transformative approaches to generating and using new knowledge about STEM teaching and learning to improve STEM Education for undergraduate students.”

Program Evaluation Requirements: Program evaluation can be leveraged to achieve of the goal of increasing the body of knowledge related to STEM education.

Due Date: July 19, 2023 for Institutional and Community Transformation (Level 2) and Engaged Student Learning (Levels 2 and3) proposals

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