The AERA Research Grant

The AERA Research Grant

With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the AERA Grants Program announces its Research Grants competition. The program supports research projects that are quantitative in nature, include the analysis of existing data from NCES, NSF or other federal agencies, and have U.S. education policy relevance. Research Grants are available for faculty at institutions of higher education, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral-level scholars. Awards for Research Grants are up to $20,000 for 1­-year projects, or up to $35,000 for 2-­year projects.

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.


  • Applicants for Research Grants may be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.
  • Non­ U.S. citizens working at a U.S. institution are also eligible to apply. Applicants must have received the doctoral degree by the start date of the grant.
  • Underrepresented racial and ethnic minority researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics.

How to Apply:

  1. Interested candidates can login through the given link:
  2. The AERA Research Grant proposal includes the following components:
  • Principal Investigator (PI) information: PI enters name, contact information, and background information
  • Co-­Principal Investigator(s) (Co-­PI) information: If applicable, the project has one or two Co­-PIs, enter their information
  • Research abstract: Enter the abstract of your proposed research project (250 words maximum). You may cut and paste the abstract or type it into the text box.
  • Contribution to the field: Briefly describe the potential contributions this research will make to the field of education (200 words maximum). You may cut and paste or type into the text box.
  • Proposal and Supporting Documents: Enter the proposal title, amount of funding requested, start and end dates of project, data set(s) used (e.g., ECLS­K, ELS:2002, IPEDS, CCD, AddHealth, etc.) Proposals must include the analysis of at least one nationally or internationally representative data set supported by NCES, NSF, or other U.S. federal agency (such as Labor, Census, NIH, etc.).
  • The proposal is one uploaded document that must be submitted in PDF. Proposals must be self-­contained within the specified page limitations. Internet Web site addresses (URLs) may not be used to provide information necessary to the review because reviewers are under no obligation to view the Internet sites.
  • Proposal: The Research Grant proposal must include the following 7 components in one PDF document. Proposals should be organized in the order listed, and page limitations for components 1 through 4 must be observed. Please include your last name and first initial in the uploaded document’s name (example, Doe_J_proposal.pdf).

Supporting Documents:

  • The curriculum vitae (CV) for PIs and Co­PIs (if applicable) should be uploaded in one PDF document. Each CV should be no longer than two pages.
  • Institutional endorsement (optional). If your institution requires that an institutional cover page or endorsement accompany this proposal, that document may be uploaded separately in PDF.

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • Awards for Research Grants are up to $20,000 for 1­-year projects, or up to $35,000 for 2-­year projects.
  • In accordance with AERA’s agreement with the funding agencies, institutions may not charge indirect costs or overhead on these awards.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is January 25, 2017.

Link for More Information:

Contact Information:

If you have questions or technical problems, or if you do not receive a confirmation message with the proposal submission date and ID number, please contact


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