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  • 1. Funding Opportunities at the Institute of Education Sciences: How to Apply
  • 2.  
  • 3.
    • Finding Application Materials
    • More on Grants.gov
    • Application Contents
    • Application Format Requirements
    • General Program Information
    • Final Reminders
  • 4. Finding Application Materials
  • 5. You Need 3 Things to Apply
    • Request for Applications
    • IES Grants.gov Application Submission Guide
    • Application Package
  • 6.
    • FY 2011 Requests for Applications and
    • the Grants.gov Application Submission Guide are
    • available on:
        • http://ies.ed.gov/funding/
    • Sign up for the IES Newsflash:
    • http://ies.ed.gov/newsflash/
  • 7.  
  • 8.  
  • 9. Applications Due September 16, 2010
    • National Center for Education Research (NCER)
      • Education Research (84.305A)
      • Education R & D Centers (84.305C)
      • Evaluation of State and Local Education Programs and Policies (84.305E)
    • National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER)
      • Special Education Research (84.324A)
      • Special Education R & D Centers (84.324C)
  • 10. Finding Application Packages and Application Instructions
    • FY 2011 Application Packages are available on http://www.grants.gov .
    • Application Packages and Application Instructions are available now
  • 11.  
  • 12. Downloading Correct Application Package
    • Search by CFDA number
      • Education Research (NCER): 84.305
      • Special Education Research (NCSER): 84.324
  • 13.  
  • 14.  
  • 15.
    • Grants.gov search will yield more than one application package
    • Download application package designated for your competition and deadline date – look at the Opportunity Title
  • 16.  
  • 17.  
  • 18.  
  • 19.  
  • 20.  
  • 21. Important Note – Updated Application Package for Education Research (84.305A)
    • If you downloaded the application package posted on Grants.gov on July 19, 2010 (Opportunity Open Date: 07/19/10) you will not be able to submit your application using that package
  • 22. To submit an application for 84.305A on September 16, 2010 Use the Application Package Marked Opportunity Open Date: 07/21/10 Opportunity Close Date: 09/16/10
  • 23.  
  • 24.
    • More on Grants.gov
  • 25. Grants.gov Registration
    • START EARLY!
    • Initial registration may take five or more business days to complete. NOTE: Grants.gov recommends allowing 4 weeks
    • Annual update may take more than three days to complete
  • 26. Grants.gov Software Requirements
    • Adobe software
      • To read and complete the application forms
      • To convert Word, Excel, or other documents to PDF documents
      • Version 9.0
  • 27. Application Submission
    • Must be submitted electronically using http://www.grants.gov
    • Do NOT e-mail an electronic copy to Program Officers – this is not an official application, and it will not be sent forward for peer review
  • 28. Grants.gov Submission
    • Applications received by Grants.gov are date and time stamped.
    • Your application must be
      • fully uploaded and submitted
      • and date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system
      • no later than 4:30:00 p.m. Washington, D.C. time on the application deadline date
    • Late applications will not be considered!
  • 29. Grants.gov Submission
    • We will reject your application if you submit it in paper format unless you qualify for one of the following exceptions:
        • You do not have access to the Internet
        • You do not have the capacity to upload large documents to the Grants.gov system
  • 30. If You Qualify for a Grants.gov Submission Exception
    • You must:
    • Submit a written statement that you qualify no later than two weeks before the application deadline
  • 31. Grants.gov Submission Problems and Extensions
    • If you experience technical problems submitting an application through Grants.gov
      • Contact Grants.gov Support Desk 1-800-518-4726
      • Obtain a Grants.gov Support Desk Case Number and keep a record of it
      • Contact your Program Officer and provide explanation of technical problem
  • 32. Grants.gov Submission Problems and Extensions
    • We will accept your application if we can confirm that a technical problem occurred with the Grants.gov system and that the problem affected your ability to submit your application by 4:30:00 p.m. Washington, D.C. time on the application deadline date.
  • 33. Grants.gov Submission Confirmation
    • Within two days, you will receive two e-mails from Grants.gov
      • First e-mail: Will confirm receipt of application and provide you with a tracking number (e.g., GRANT00234567)
      • Second e-mail: Will indicate that your application has been either validated by the system prior to transmission to U.S. Department of Education or rejected due to errors
  • 34. Department of Education Confirmation
    • You will receive a third e-mail from the Department of Education with your PR/Award number unique to your application (e.g., R305A11XXXX)
    • Use this PR/Award number to track your application from this point forward
    • If your application is late (as determined by Grants.gov), this e-mail will state that it was late and your application will not be given further consideration
  • 35.
    • Application Contents
  • 36. Application Contents
    • Research & Related (R&R) Forms
    • Project Summary/Abstract
    • Project Narrative
    • Appendix A (letters of agreement, tables, figures, response to prior reviewer feedback)
    • Appendix B (assessment and curriculum materials)
    • Bibliography and References Cited
    • Human Subjects Narrative
    • Biographical Sketches of Key Personnel
    • Narrative Budget Justification
  • 37. Research and Related (R&R) Forms
    • Required fields are highlighted in yellow
    • Use the “Check Package for Errors” button
    • Complete SF 424 Cover Sheet first
      • it pre-populates other forms
  • 38.  
  • 39. SF 424 (Cover Sheet)
  • 40. Item 4b “Agency Routing Identifier”
    • This item is used to screen applications for responsiveness to the competition requirements and for assignment to the appropriate scientific peer review panel.
    • Your application may be rejected as non-responsive or assigned inaccurately for scientific review of merit if this field is not completed using the correct topic and goal codes.
  • 41. Table 2: SF 424 (R&R) Item 4b Codes for Education Research Programs (CFDA 84.305A) Research Program Code and Writing NCER-RW Mathematics and Science Education NCER-MS Cognition and Student Learning ( note 1 ) NCER-CASL Teacher Quality – and Writing NCER-TQRW Teacher Quality – Mathematics and Science Education NCER-TQMS Social and Behavioral Context for Academic Learning NCER-SocBeh Education Leadership NCER-EdLead Education Policy, Finance, and Systems NCER-EdPol Organization and Management of Schools and Districts NCER-OrgMgmt Analysis of Longitudinal Data to Support State and Local Education Reform ( note 2) NCER-Data Early Learning Programs and Policies NCER-ELPP English Learners NCER-EL Postsecondary Education NCER-Postsec Adult Education NCER-Adult Education Technology ( note 3 ) NCER-EdTech note 1 – Exploration, Development, Efficacy, and Measurement Goals only note 2 – Exploration Goal only note 3 – Development, Efficacy, Scale-up, and Measurement Goals only Application Goals Code Exploration Projects Exploration Development and Innovation Projects Development Efficacy and Replication Projects Efficacy Scale-up Evaluations Scale-up Measurement Projects Measurement
  • 42. Table 3: SF 424 (R&R) Item 4b Codes for Special Education Research Programs (CFDA 84.324A) Research Program Code Early Intervention and Early Learning in Special Education NCSER-EIEL , Writing, and Language Development NCSER-RWL Mathematics and Science Education NCSER-MS Social and Behavioral Outcomes to Support Learning NCSER-SocBeh Transition Outcomes for Special Education Secondary Students NCSER-Trans Cognition and Student Learning in Special Education ( note 1 ) NCSER-CASL Professional Development for Teachers and Related Services Providers NCSER-PD Special Education Policy, Finance, and Systems NCSER-SYS Autism Spectrum Disorders NCSER-ASD note 1 – Exploration, Development, Efficacy, and Measurement Goals only Application Goals Code Exploration Projects Exploration Development and Innovation Projects Development Efficacy and Replication Projects Efficacy Scale-up Evaluations Scale-up Measurement Projects Measurement
  • 43. Table 4: SF 424 (R&R) Item 4b Codes for Other Competitions ( note 1 ) National Research and Development Centers (CFDA 84.305C) Topic One: Cognition and Adult Literacy NCER Adult Literacy Topic Two: State and Local Education Policy NCER State/Local Topic Three: Postsecondary Education and Employment NCER Postsec Employ Special Education Research and Development Centers (CFDA 84.324C) Topic One: School-Based Interventions for Secondary Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders NCSER ASD-Secondary Topic Two Assessment and Accountability NCSER Assess Topic Three: Reading Instruction for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students NCSER Reading/DHH Topic Four: Working Memory Interventions for Students with Disabilities NCSER Working Memory Evaluation of State and Local Education Programs and Policies (CFDA 83.305E) State&Local note 1 – Goal categories do not apply to these grant programs
  • 44. Other Project Information Form
  • 45. Other Project Information Form, cont.
  • 46. Project Summary/Abstract
    • Page limit: 1 page single-spaced
    • Add as an attachment (.PDF file)
    • #7 of the “Other Project Information” form
    • Adhere to margin, format, and font size requirements
    • ***It is critical that applicants include in the abstract the research topic and goal and that these agree with Item 4b of SF 424 (R&R) Application for Federal Assistance. See Grants.gov Application Submission Guide for topic and goal codes.
  • 47. Project Narrative
    • Page limit: see the relevant RFA
    • Add as an attachment (.PDF file)
    • #8 of the “Other Project Information” form
  • 48. Project Narrative
    • Four (or five) Sections (see relevant RFA):
      • Significance
      • Research Plan
      • Personnel
      • Resources
    • Information for each section is detailed in the RFA under:
    • Part II: Research Grant topics
    • Part III: Requirements of the Proposed Research
  • 49. Project Narrative
    • Does NOT include:
    • Research and Related R & R forms
    • Abstract
    • Appendices
    • Bibliography and references cited
    • Biographical sketches of key personnel
    • Narrative budget justification
    • Subaward budget information
    • Human subjects narrative
    • Certifications and assurances
  • 50. Project Narrative
    • Concise
    • Easy to read
    • Pages are numbered consecutively
    • Adhere to type/font size and format specifications for entire research narrative including footnotes
  • 51. Appendix A
    • Page limit: 15 pages single-spaced
    • Included at end of the Project Narrative and submitted as part of the same .PDF file attachment
    • Adhere to margin, format, and font size requirements
  • 52. Appendix A
    • Include:
    • Figures, charts, or tables that supplement research text
    • Examples of measures to be used in the project
    • Letters of agreement from partners and consultants
    • Resubmissions: up to 3 pages describing how revised proposal is responsive to prior reviewer feedback – indicate prior application number
  • 53. Appendix B
    • Page limit: 10 pages single-spaced
    • Included at end of Appendix A and submitted as part of the same .PDF file attachment
    • Adhere to margin, format, and font size requirements
  • 54. Appendix B
    • Include:
    • Curriculum material
    • Computer screens
    • Test items
    • Other materials used in the intervention or assessment
  • 55. Bibliography and References Cited
    • Page limit: none
    • APA style
    • Add as an attachment (PDF file)
    • #9 of the “Other Project Information” form
    • Adhere to margin, format, and font size requirements
    • Complete citations
  • 56. Human Subjects Narrative
    • Page limit: none
    • Add as an attachment (PDF file)
    • Item 12 (“Other Attachments”) of the “Other Project Information” form
    • Research activities involving human subjects
    • Submit exempt research narrative or nonexempt research narrative
  • 57. Human Subjects Narrative: Exempt
    • 6 exemptions listed in IES Grants.gov Application Submission Guide
    • Include:
      • Information on involvement of human subjects to determine whether exemptions are appropriate
  • 58. Human Subjects Narrative: Nonexempt
    • Include:
      • Human subjects involvement and characteristics
      • Sources of materials
      • Recruitment and informed consent
      • Potential risks
      • Protection against risk
      • Importance of the knowledge to be gained
      • Collaborating sites
  • 59. Research & Related Budget (Total Fed+Non-Fed) Form
  • 60. Narrative Budget Justification
    • Page limit: none
    • Add as an attachment (PDF file)
    • Use R & R Budget Total Federal + Non-Federal form
    • Attach the PDF file at Section K of the first budget period
    • Adhere to margin, format, and font size requirements
    • A single document with budget justification for all years of the entire project
  • 61. Research & Related Budget (Total Fed+Non-Fed) Form
  • 62. Narrative Budget Justification
    • Provide sufficient detail to allow reviewers to judge whether costs are reasonable
    • Correspond budget justification to itemized breakdown of project costs
    • Include time commitments (calendar year % effort) and descriptions of responsibilities of PI and other key personnel
  • 63. Narrative Budget Justification: Indirect cost rate
    • Use institution’s federal indirect cost rate
    • Use off-campus indirect cost rate where appropriate
    • If less than 75% of total indirect costs are based on application of the off-campus rate, provide a detailed justification.
    • Indirect cost rate agreement must be in place at the time of the award to claim indirect costs
    • Can establish a temporary indirect cost rate
  • 64. Subaward Budget
    • Use R & R Subaward Budget (Fed/Non-Fed) Attachment(s) Form (listed under Optional Documents)
    • Extract and attach a budget form (PDF document) for each institution that will hold a subaward on the grant
    • Separate budgets are required only for subawardee/collaborating organizations that perform a substantial portion of the project.
  • 65. R&R Subaward Budget (Fed/Non-Fed) Attachment(s) Form
  • 66. Biographical Sketches of Key Personnel
    • Attach single PDF file for each biographical sketch
    • Page limit: Each biographical sketch is limited to 5 pages (4 plus 1)
      • 4-page abbreviated c.v.
      • 5 th page lists current and pending grants with proportion of time allocated to each project
    • Attach this PDF at “Attach Biographical Sketch” field
  • 67.  
  • 68. Biographical Sketches of Key Personnel - Continued
    • Do not attach a separate PDF listing current and pending support at “Attach Current and Pending Support”
    • As many as 40 sketches can be attached
    • Adhere to margin, format, and font size requirements
  • 69. Other Mandatory Forms
    • Project/Performance Site Location(s) Form
    • Assurances for Non-Construction Programs (SF 424B)
    • Dept of Education Combined Assurances (ED-80-0013)
  • 70.  
  • 71.  
  • 72.  
  • 73. Application Format Requirements
  • 74. Format Requirements
    • For: Abstract, Project Narrative, Appendix A, Appendix B, Bibliography and References Cited, Biographical Sketches, Narrative Budget Justification
    • Page
    • 8.5 in X 11 in
    • On one side only
    • 1 inch margins at top, bottom, and both sides
  • 75. Format Requirements
    • For: Abstract, Project Narrative, Appendix A, Appendix B, Bibliography and References Cited, Biographical Sketches, Narrative Budget Justification
    • Type size/font size
    • Height of letters must not be smaller than 12 point
    • Type density, including characters and spaces, must be no more than 15 characters per inch (cpi)
    • No more than 6 lines of type within a vertical inch
  • 76. Format Requirements
    • For: Abstract, Project Narrative, Appendix A, Appendix B, Bibliography and References Cited, Biographical Sketches, Narrative Budget Justification
    • Spacing
    • Text must be single spaced in the narrative
  • 77. Format Requirements
    • For: Abstract, Project Narrative, Appendix A, Appendix B, Bibliography and References Cited, Biographical Sketches, Narrative Budget Justification
    • Graphs, Diagrams, Tables
    • Only black and white in graphs, diagrams, tables, and charts
    • Conform to same type size requirements
    • Figures, charts, tables, and figure legends may be smaller in size but must be readily legible
  • 78. Reminders about Page Limits
    • Project summary/abstract: 1 single-spaced page
    • Project narrative: see relevant RFA
    • Appendix A: 15 pages
    • Appendix B: 10 pages
    • Each biographical sketch is limited to 5 single-spaced pages (4 plus 1)
  • 79. General Program Information
  • 80. Eligibility Information
    • Applicants must have the ability and capacity to conduct scientifically valid research.
    • Cost sharing or matching is not required.
  • 81. Award Information
    • Awards will depend on availability of funds.
    • Number of awards depends on quality of applications received.
    • Size of awards depends on scope of projects proposed.
  • 82. Final Reminders
  • 83. Application Checklist
    • Use Application Checklist provided in Grants.gov Application Submission Guide
    • Provide required information for each mandatory form in Grants.gov electronic application package
    • Attach correct PDF files to proper form
    • Complete certifications and assurances
    • Use “Check Package for Errors” button on application package
    • Upload application and confirm validation by Grants.gov before 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, D.C. time on 9/16/2010
  • 84. Remember to…
    • Register for Grants.gov early
    • Review Grants.gov Application Submission Guide for information on filling out forms and uploading applications http://ies.ed.gov/funding/11rfas.asp
    • Download the application package designated for your competition and deadline
  • 85. And remember to…
    • Submit your application early – three or four days in advance
    • Verify submission is OK using “Track My Application” https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/checkApplStatus.faces
  • 86.
    • http://ies.ed.gov/funding/
    • http://www.grants.gov/