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Small Research Grants ($50K) Available from Spencer Foundation

Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants Program – to fund field-initiated education projects
Disciplines: education, psychology, sociology, economics, history, arts, humanities, anthropology, and more
Due dates: 4 p.m. February 1, 2076; May 2, 2017; August 1, 2017; November 1, 2017
Budget level: $50,000
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From the Spencer Foundation: “The Small Research Grants program aims to support smaller scale or pilot research projects that have budgets of $50,000 or less. Proposals are encouraged from scholars across a variety of disciplines in an effort to fund field-initiated education research. Read more…

Why this program is interesting to Boise State: The breadth of education topics and disciplines funded by the Spencer Foundation provides opportunity for the diversity of research endeavors by Boise State faculty. Learning environments from early childhood to adult programs, from informal to formal may be studied, using qualitative or quantitative methods. The Spencer Foundation has an excellent web site that spells out in detail the research expectations and review criteria and give examples of prior funded proposals.