Office of Research

The vision for research at U-M SOE is ambitious. We are dedicated to studying and improving education practice, policy, and the contexts of teaching and learning in order to build a just society.

Selected Proposal Deadlines

Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

TBD Education Research Grants
TBD Education Research and Development Centers
TBD Statistical and Research Methodology in Education
TBD Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy
March 7, 2019 Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions
TBD Special Education Research
TBD Research Training Programs in Special Education
March 7, 2019 Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions
TBD Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Policy and Practice in Special Education

National Science Foundation (NSF)

November 7, 2018 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
November 14, 2018, annually thereafter Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12)
December 11, 2018; see website for deadline for Exploration and Design Tier Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR)
January 15, 2019 Linguistics
January 15, 2019 Social Psychology
January 15, 2019 Sociology
January 9, 2019 ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)

January 16, 2019
July 10, 2019

Science of Learning (SL)
January 16, 2019 Accelerating Discovery: Educating the Future STEM Workforce (AD)
January 15, 2019
July 15, 2019
Developmental Sciences (DS)
July 17, 2019 Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
August 14, 2019 Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
TBD EHR Core Research (ECR)
May 1, 2019 STEM + Computing K-12 Education (STEM+C)

Spencer Foundation

November 1, 2018
February 1, 2019
May 1, 2019
August 1, 2019
Small Research Grants
Temporarily Suspended Research-Practice Partnerships
LOI: October 2, 2018 Lyle Spencer Research Awards
No Longer Available Midcareer Grant Program

William T. Grant Foundation

LOI: January 9, 2019 Research Grants
TBD Scholars Awards

Faculty Support

Faculty Support

The Office of Research can help with many of the steps to funding your research.

Learn more about supports for faculty regarding grant applications and management.

Consultation Services

Consultation Services

The SOE can serve as a collaborating partner for those in the broader educational community seeking to conduct research.

Learn more about how the Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research (CEDER) can help with design, evaluation, and other research-related services.

Current Awards

Current Awards

Curious about what research has caught the eye of funding agencies?

Learn more about the work that is currently supported at the SOE.

Find an Expert

Find an Expert

Looking to connect with experts across a wide array of educational topics?

Learn more about contacting SOE scholars who have expertise in educational matters of importance to you.