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