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Small Research Grants Program Statement

Martha
Posted February 23, 2016 from Colombia
Expired on April 2, 2016

The Small Research Grants program is intended to support education research projects with budgets of $50,000 or less. In keeping with the Spencer Foundation’s mission, this program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Historically, the work we have funded through these grants has spanned, a range of topics and disciplines, including education, psychology, sociology, economics, history, and anthropology, and they employ a wide range of research methods. The following examples of recently funded small grants illustrate the diversity of what we support:

an experimental study of how college students use visual representations in solving math problems a study exploring the process of racial and rural identity formation among African American high-school students who attend de facto segregated schools in the rural South a mixed-methods study focusing on the different types of knowledge novice and experienced teachers draw on in teaching for reading comprehension

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