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College of Education Office of Research

The COED Office of Research supports research and creative activity, contributing to the thriving scholarly community in the College of Education. The office administers opportunities for internal funding and resources, hosts workshops and trainings, cultivates scholarly community, and promotes research and scholarship.

Grant management support is available for College of Education faculty, pre-award through post-award, in cooperation with the Office of Sponsored Programs.

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Internal Funding Opportunities

Seed Grants

The college is accepting proposals for research and scholarship grants to be used in support of developing, deepening, and/or extending a line of inquiry, or practice-based initiative. Seed grants are intended to support your scholarly efforts and help you build a foundation for seeking future external funding for the project. Up to $10,000 per faculty member.

Application period is closed.

Small Research Grants

These small grants meant to jump start research in cases when your PI account is insufficient to cover a specific research expense (Rolling applications).

To apply, please submit a short proposal that outlines the expense, how it will jumpstart your research, and how this project is related to your larger research agenda and plans or opportunities to expand this work to If your PI account is sufficient to cover the expense at the time of your application, you must also explain why additional funding is needed.

Graduate Assistant Request

The college is accepting proposals for additional Graduate Assistant (GA) support during AY25. These are renewable 1-academic year Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) or Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions, to support faculty and programs.

The application window the Academic Year 2024-2025 is closed.

Upcoming Events

Fourth Friday Research Talks

Join College of Education faculty and doctoral students every fourth Friday of the month to learn about current research and provide feedback. The Research Talks are collaborative, informal, and intended to be a place to share ideas. Everyone is welcome.

Please visit the page below for details on upcoming talks, dates and times:

Fourth Friday Research Talks

Graduate Student Opportunities

Graduate student opportunities are available to all Graduate students in the College of Education.

Graduate and Doctoral students in the College of Education are encouraged to participate in research and creative activity as part of their studies. Each student is eligible to receive a $500* travel stipend per academic year (fall through summer) when they are invited to present at a conference. Funds must be requested in advance of travel.

To apply for funds, please complete the form below. A confirmation of conference presentation must be uploaded to this form as part of the request.

Graduate Student Travel Request

*Funding is not guaranteed, but is dependent on available funds.

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