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 6, 2019 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
November 13, 2019 Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12)
Full Proposal Window
October 1, 2018 -
September 30, 2019
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) -Exploration and Design Tier for Engaged Student Learning & Institution and Community Transformation
TBD Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR)
July 15, 2019
January 15, 2020
July 15, 2019
January 15, 2020
Social Psychology
August 15, 2019
January 15, 2020

July 10, 2019
January 15, 2020

Science of Learning (SL)
January 16, 2019 Accelerating Discovery: Educating the Future STEM Workforce (AD)
July 15, 2019
January 15, 2020
Developmental Sciences (DS)
July 17, 2019 Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
August 14, 2019 Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
January 24, 2019
October 3, 2019
EHR Core Research (ECR)
May 1, 2019 STEM + Computing K-12 Education (STEM+C)

Spencer Foundation

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

William T. Grant Foundation

May 1, 2019 Research Grants
July 2, 2019 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.