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)

TBA (typically August)Education Research Grants
LOI: January 11, 2018
Proposal: March 1, 2018
Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions

National Science Foundation (NSF)

November 7, 2017Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
November 14, 2018, annually thereafterDiscovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12)
December 11, 2018; see website for deadline for Exploration and Design TierImproving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR)
January 16, 2018
July 16, 2018
January 16, 2018
July 16, 2018
Social Psychology
January 16, 2018
August 15, 2018
January 17, 2018, every other year thereafterADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)
January 17, 2018
July 11, 2018
Science of Learning (SL)
April 2, 2018 to January 16, 2019Accelerating Discovery: Education the Future STEM Workforce (AD)
July 16, 2018 and January 15, 2019Developmental Sciences (DS)
July 18-19, 2018Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
August 8, 2018Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
September 13, 2018EHR Core Research (ECR)
No DeadlineSTEM + Computing K-12 Education (STEM+C)

Spencer Foundation

February 1, 2018
May 1, 2018
August 1, 2018
Small Research Grants
TBA 2018Research-Practice Partnerships
TBA 2018Lyle Spencer Research Awards
TBA 2018Midcareer Grant Program

William T. Grant Foundation

LOI: May 2, 2018
LOI: August 1, 2018
Research Grants

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.