FR Doc 2011-4821[Federal Register: March 3, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 42)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs; 
Institute of Education Sciences; Overview Information; Education 
Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs; Notice Inviting 
Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012

    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Numbers: 84.305A, 
84.305B, 84.305D, 84.305E, 84.324A, 84.324B, and 84.324C.
SUMMARY: The Director of the Institute of Education Sciences 
(Institute) announces the Institute's FY 2012 competitions for grants 
to support education research and special education research. The 
Director takes this action under the Education Sciences Reform Act of 
2002, title I of Public Law 107-279. The intent of these grants is to 
provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and 
understanding of education from early childhood education through 
postsecondary and adult education.

Full Text of Announcement

I. Funding Opportunity Description

    Purpose of Program: The central purpose of the Institute's research 
grant programs is to provide parents, educators, students, researchers, 
policymakers, and the general public with reliable and valid 
information about education practices that support learning and improve 
academic achievement and access to education

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opportunities for all students. In carrying out its grant programs, the 
Institute provides support for programs of research in areas of 
demonstrated national need.
    Competitions in this Notice: The Institute will conduct nine 
research competitions in FY 2012 through two of its National Education 
Centers.
    The Institute's National Center for Education Research (NCER) will 
hold five competitions: two competitions for education research; one 
competition for education research training; one competition for 
research on statistical and research methodology in education; and one 
competition for evaluation of State and local education programs and 
policies.
    The Institute's National Center for Special Education Research 
(NCSER) will hold four competitions: two competitions for special 
education research, one competition for special education research 
training, and one competition for special education research and 
development centers.

NCER Competitions

    Education Research. Under the two education research competitions, 
NCER will consider only applications that address one of the following 
education research topics:
     Reading and Writing
     Mathematics and Science Education
     Cognition and Student Learning
     Effective Teachers and Effective Teaching
     Social and Behavioral Context for Academic Learning
     Improving Education Systems: Policies, Organization, 
Management, and Leadership
     Early Learning Programs and Policies
     English Learners
     Postsecondary and Adult Education
     Education Technology
    Education Research Training. Under the education research training 
competition, NCER will consider only applications for the Postdoctoral 
Research Training Program in the Education Sciences.
    Research on Statistical and Research Methodology in Education. 
Under the research on statistical and research methodology in education 
competition, NCER will consider only applications that address research 
on statistical and research methodology in education.
    Evaluation of State and Local Education Programs and Policies. 
Under the Evaluation of State and Local Education Programs and Policies 
competition, NCER will consider only applications that address the 
evaluation of State and local education programs and policies.

NCSER Competitions

    Special Education Research. Under the two special education 
research competitions, NCSER will consider only applications that 
address one of the following special education research topics:
     Early Intervention and Early Learning in Special Education
     Reading, Writing, and Language Development
     Mathematics and Science Education

     Social and Behavioral Outcomes to Support Learning
     Transition Outcomes for Special Education Secondary 
Students
     Cognition and Student Learning in Special Education
     Professional Development for Teachers and Related Services 
Providers
     Special Education Policy, Finance, and Systems
     Autism Spectrum Disorders
     Technology for Special Education
     Families of Children with Disabilities
    Special Education Research Training. Under the special education 
research training competition, NCSER will consider only applications 
for the Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Special Education.
    Special Education Research and Development Centers. Under the 
special education research and development centers competition, NCSER 
will consider only applications that address the following research 
topics:
     Interventions for Families of Students with Autism 
Spectrum Disorders
     Interventions for Families of Students with Emotional and 
Behavioral Disorders

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 9501 et seq.

    Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 77, 80, 81, 82, 
84, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99. In addition, 34 CFR part 75 is applicable, 
except for the provisions in 34 CFR 75.100, 75.101(b), 75.102, 75.103, 
75.105, 75.109(a), 75.200, 75.201, 75.209, 75.210, 75.211, 75.217(a)-
(c), 75.219, 75.220, 75.221, 75.222, and 75.230.

    Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 apply to institutions of 
higher education only.

II. Award Information

    Type of Award: Discretionary grants and cooperative agreements.
    Fiscal Information: Although Congress has not yet enacted an 
appropriation for fiscal year 2012, the Institute is inviting 
applications for these competitions now so that it may give applicants 
adequate time to prepare their applications before the first round of 
competitions takes place this spring. The Department may announce 
additional topics later in 2011. The actual award of grants will depend 
on the availability of funds. The number of awards made under each 
competition will depend on the quality of the applications received for 
that competition and the availability of funds. The size of the awards 
will depend on the scope of the projects proposed.

III. Eligibility Information

    1. Eligible Applicants: Applicants that have the ability and 
capacity to conduct scientifically valid research are eligible to 
apply. Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, non-profit 
and for-profit organizations and public and private agencies and 
institutions, such as colleges and universities.
    2. Cost Sharing or Matching: These programs do not require cost 
sharing or matching.

IV. Application and Submission Information

    1. Request for Applications and Other Information: Information 
regarding program and application requirements for the competitions 
will be contained in the NCER and NCSER Request for Applications 
(RFAs), which will be available at the following Web site: 
http://ies.ed.gov/funding/.
    RFAs Available: The RFAs for the education research, special 
education research, education research training, special education 
research training, research on statistical and research methodology in 
education, and evaluation of State and local education programs and 
policies competitions will be available at the Web site listed above on 
or before February 28, 2011. The RFA for the special education research 
and development centers competition will be available at the Web site 
listed above on or before March 28, 2011. The dates on which the 
application packages for these competitions will be available are 
indicated in the chart at the end of this notice.
    Information regarding selection criteria, requirements concerning 
the content of an application, and review procedures for the 
competitions are in the RFAs.
    2. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: The deadline dates for 
transmittal of applications invited under this notice are indicated in 
the chart at the end of this notice and in the RFAs for the 
competitions.

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    3. Submission Requirements: Applications for grants under these 
competitions must be submitted electronically using the Grants.gov 
Apply site (Grants.gov). For information (including dates and times) 
about how to submit your application electronically, or in paper format 
by mail or hand delivery if you qualify for an exception to the 
electronic submission requirement, please refer to section V. 1. 
Electronic Submission of Applications in this notice.
    We do not consider an application that does not comply with the 
deadline requirements.
    Individuals with disabilities who need an accommodation or 
auxiliary aid in connection with the application process should contact 
the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in section VIII 
of this notice. If the Department provides an accommodation or 
auxiliary aid to an individual with a disability in connection with the 
application process, the individual's application remains subject to 
all other requirements and limitations in this notice.
    4. Data Universal Numbering System Number, Taxpayer Identification 
Number, and Central Contractor Registry: To do business with the 
Department of Education, you must--
    a. Have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and a 
Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN);
    b. Register both your DUNS number and TIN with the Central 
Contractor Registry (CCR), the Government's primary registrant 
database;
    c. Provide your DUNS number and TIN on your application; and
    d. Maintain an active CCR registration with current information 
while your application is under review by the Department and, if you 
are awarded a grant, during the project period.
    You can obtain a DUNS number from Dun and Bradstreet. A DUNS number 
can be created within one business day.
    If you are a corporate entity, agency, institution, or 
organization, you can obtain a TIN from the Internal Revenue Service. 
If you are an individual, you can obtain a TIN from the Internal 
Revenue Service or the Social Security Administration. If you need a 
new TIN, please allow 2-5 weeks for your TIN to become active.
    The CCR registration process may take five or more business days to 
complete. If you are currently registered with the CCR, you may not 
need to make any changes. However, please make certain that the TIN 
associated with your DUNS number is correct. Also note that you will 
need to update your CCR registration on an annual basis. This may take 
three or more business days to complete.
    In addition, because you are required to submit your application 
via Grants.gov, you must (1) be designated by your organization as an 
Authorized Organization Representative (AOR); and (2) register yourself 
with Grants.gov as an AOR. Details on these steps are outlined in the 
Grants.gov 3-Step Registration Guide (see 
http://www.grants.gov/section910/Grants.govRegistrationBrochure.pdf).

V. Submission of Applications

    Applications for grants under these competitions must be submitted 
electronically unless you qualify for an exception to this requirement 
in accordance with the instructions in this section.

1. Electronic Submission of Applications

    Applications for grants under the Education Research, Education 
Research Training, Research on Statistical and Research Methodology in 
Education, and Evaluation of State and Local Education Programs and 
Policies competitions, CFDA Numbers 84.305A, 84.305B, 84.305D, and 
84.305E, and for grants under the Special Education Research, Special 
Education Research Training, and Special Education Research and 
Development Centers competitions, CFDA Numbers 84.324A, 84.324B, and 
84.324C must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide 
Grants.gov Apply site at http://www.Grants.gov. Through this site, you 
will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it 
offline, and then upload and submit your application. You may not e-
mail an electronic copy of a grant application to us.
    We will reject your application if you submit it in paper format 
unless, as described elsewhere in this section, you qualify for one of 
the exceptions to the electronic submission requirement and submit, no 
later than two weeks before the application deadline date, a written 
statement to the Department that you qualify for one of these 
exceptions. Further information regarding calculation of the date that 
is two weeks before the application deadline date is provided later in 
this section under Exception to Electronic Submission Requirement.
    You may access the electronic grant applications for the Education 
Research, Education Research Training, Research on Statistical and 
Research Methodology in Education, Evaluation of State and Local 
Education Programs and Policies, Special Education Research, Special 
Education Research Training, and Special Education Research and 
Development Centers competitions at http://www.Grants.gov. You must 
search for the downloadable application package for each competition by 
the CFDA number. Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your 
search (e.g., search for 84.324, not 84.324A).
    Please note the following:
     When you enter the Grants.gov site, you will find 
information about submitting an application electronically through the 
site, as well as the hours of operation.
     Applications received by Grants.gov are date and time 
stamped. Your application must be fully uploaded and submitted, and 
must be date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system no later than 
4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. 
Except as otherwise noted in this section, we will not accept your 
application if it is received--that is, date and time stamped by the 
Grants.gov system--after 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the 
application deadline date. We do not consider an application that does 
not comply with the deadline requirements. When we retrieve your 
application from Grants.gov, we will notify you if we are rejecting 
your application because it was date and time stamped by the Grants.gov 
system after 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application 
deadline date.
     The amount of time it can take to upload an application 
will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the size of the 
application and the speed of your Internet connection. Therefore, we 
strongly recommend that you do not wait until the application deadline 
date to begin the submission process through Grants.gov.
     You should review and follow the Education Submission 
Procedures for submitting an application through Grants.gov that are 
included in the application package for the competition to ensure that 
you submit your application in a timely manner to the Grants.gov 
system. You can also find the Education Submission Procedures 
pertaining to Grants.gov under News and Events on the Department's G5 
system home page at http://www.G5.gov.
     You will not receive additional point value because you 
submit your application in electronic format, nor will we penalize you 
if you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission 
requirement, as described elsewhere in this section, and submit your 
application in paper format.

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     You must submit all documents electronically, including 
all information you typically provide on the following forms: 
Application for Federal Assistance (SF 424 Research & Related (R&R)) 
and the other R&R forms including, Project Performance Site Locations, 
Other Project Information, Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded), 
Research and Related Budget (Total Federal and Non-Federal), and all 
necessary assurances and certifications.
     If you submit your application electronically, you must 
attach any narrative sections of your application as files in a .PDF 
(Portable Document) format only. If you upload a file type other than a 
.PDF or submit a password-protected file, we will not review that 
material.
     Your electronic application must comply with any page-
limit requirements described in this notice.
     After you electronically submit your application, you will 
receive from Grants.gov an automatic notification of receipt that 
contains a Grants.gov tracking number. (This notification indicates 
receipt by Grants.gov only, not receipt by the Department.) The 
Department then will retrieve your application from Grants.gov and send 
a second notification to you by e-mail. This second notification 
indicates that the Department has received your application and has 
assigned your application a PR/Award number (an ED-specified 
identifying number unique to your application).
     We may request that you provide us original signatures on 
forms at a later date.
    Application Deadline Date Extension in Case of Technical Issues 
with the Grants.gov System: If you are experiencing problems submitting 
your application through Grants.gov, please contact the Grants.gov 
Support Desk, toll free, at 1-800-518-4726. You must obtain a 
Grants.gov Support Desk Case Number and must keep a record of it.
    If you are prevented from electronically submitting your 
application on the application deadline date because of technical 
problems with the Grants.gov system, we will grant you an extension 
until 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, the following business day to 
enable you to transmit your application electronically or by hand 
delivery. You also may mail your application by following the mailing 
instructions described elsewhere in this notice.
    If you submit an application after 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC 
time, on the application deadline date, please contact the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in section VIII of this 
notice and provide an explanation of the technical problem you 
experienced with Grants.gov, along with the Grants.gov Support Desk 
Case Number. We will accept your application if we can confirm that a 
technical problem occurred with the Grants.gov system and that that 
problem affected your ability to submit your application by 4:30:00 
p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. The 
Department will contact you after a determination is made on whether 
your application will be accepted.

    Note: The extensions to which we refer in this section apply 
only to the unavailability of, or technical problems with, the 
Grants.gov system. We will not grant you an extension if you failed 
to fully register to submit your application to Grants.gov before 
the application deadline date and time or if the technical problem 
you experienced is unrelated to the Grants.gov system.

    Exception to Electronic Submission Requirement: You qualify for an 
exception to the electronic submission requirement, and may submit your 
application in paper format, if you are unable to submit an application 
through the Grants.gov system because--
     You do not have access to the Internet; or
     You do not have the capacity to upload large documents to 
the Grants.gov system; and
     No later than two weeks before the application deadline 
date (14 calendar days or, if the fourteenth calendar day before the 
application deadline date falls on a Federal holiday, the next business 
day following the Federal holiday), you mail or fax a written statement 
to the Department, explaining which of the two grounds for an exception 
prevent you from using the Internet to submit your application.
    If you mail your written statement to the Department, it must be 
postmarked no later than two weeks before the application deadline 
date. If you fax your written statement to the Department, we must 
receive the faxed statement no later than two weeks before the 
application deadline date.
    Address and mail or fax your statement to: Elizabeth Payer, U.S. 
Department of Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW., room 602C, 
Washington, DC 20208. FAX: (202) 219-1466.
    Your paper application must be submitted in accordance with the 
mail or hand delivery instructions described in this notice.

2. Submission of Paper Applications by Mail

    If you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission 
requirement, you may mail (through the U.S. Postal Service or a 
commercial carrier) your application to the Department. You must mail 
the original and two copies of your application, on or before the 
application deadline date, to the Department at the following address:

U.S. Department of Education, Application Control Center, Attention: 
(CFDA Number: [Identify the CFDA number, including suffix letter, if 
any, for the competition under which you are submitting an 
application.]), LBJ Basement Level 1, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20202-4260.

    You must show proof of mailing consisting of one of the following:
    (1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark.
    (2) A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the 
U.S. Postal Service.
    (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial 
carrier.
    (4) Any other proof of mailing acceptable to the Secretary of the 
U.S. Department of Education.
    If you mail your application through the U.S. Postal Service, we do 
not accept either of the following as proof of mailing:
    (1) A private metered postmark.
    (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service.
    If your application is postmarked after the application deadline 
date, we will not consider your application.

    Note:  The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a 
dated postmark. Before relying on this method, you should check with 
your local post office.

3. Submission of Paper Applications by Hand Delivery

    If you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission 
requirement, you (or a courier service) may deliver your paper 
application to the Department by hand. You must deliver the original 
and two copies of your application by hand, on or before the 
application deadline date, to the Department at the following address:

U.S. Department of Education, Application Control Center, Attention: 
(CFDA Number: [Identify the CFDA number, including suffix letter, if 
any, for the competition under which you are submitting an 
application.]), 550 12th Street, SW., Room 7041, Potomac Center Plaza, 
Washington, DC 20202-4260.


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    The Application Control Center accepts hand deliveries daily 
between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, except 
Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays.

    Note for Mail or Hand Delivery of Paper Applications:  If you 
mail or hand deliver your application to the Department--
    (1) You must indicate on the envelope and--if not provided by 
the Department--in Item 10 of the SF 424 (R&R) the CFDA number, 
including suffix letter, if any, of the competition under which you 
are submitting your application; and
    (2) The Application Control Center will mail to you a 
notification of receipt of your grant application. If you do not 
receive this notification within 15 business days from the 
application deadline date, you should call the U.S. Department of 
Education Application Control Center at (202) 245-6288.

VI. Application Review Information

    1. Review and Selection Process: We remind potential applicants 
that in reviewing applications in any discretionary grant competition, 
the Secretary may consider, under 34 CFR 75.217(d)(3), the past 
performance of the applicant in carrying out a previous award, such as 
the applicant's use of funds, achievement of project objectives, and 
compliance with grant conditions. The Secretary may also consider 
whether the applicant failed to submit a timely performance report or 
submitted a report of unacceptable quality.
    In addition, in making a competitive grant award, the Secretary 
also requires various assurances including those applicable to Federal 
civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or 
activities receiving Federal financial assistance from the Department 
of Education (34 CFR 100.4, 104.5, 106.4, 108.8, and 110.23).
    2. Special Conditions: Under 34 CFR 74.14 and 80.12, the Secretary 
may impose special conditions on a grant if the applicant or grantee is 
not financially stable; has a history of unsatisfactory performance; 
has a financial or other management system that does not meet the 
standards in 34 CFR parts 74 or 80, as applicable; has not fulfilled 
the conditions of a prior grant; or is otherwise not responsible.

VII. Award Administration Information

    1. Award Notices: If your application is successful, we notify your 
U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators and send you a Grant Award 
Notification (GAN). We may notify you informally, also.
    If your application is not evaluated or not selected for funding, 
we notify you.
    2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements: We identify 
administrative and national policy requirements in the application 
package and reference these and other requirements in the Applicable 
Regulations section of this notice.
    We reference the regulations outlining the terms and conditions of 
an award in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice and 
include these and other specific conditions in the GAN. The GAN also 
incorporates your approved application as part of your binding 
commitments under the grant.
    3. Grant Administration: Applicants should budget for a three-day 
meeting for project directors to be held in Washington, DC.
    4. Reporting: (a) If you apply for a grant under one of the 
competitions announced in this notice, you must ensure that you have in 
place the necessary processes and systems to comply with the reporting 
requirements in 2 CFR part 170 should you receive funding under the 
competition. This does not apply if you have an exception under 2 CFR 
170.110(b).
    (b) At the end of your project period, you must submit a final 
performance report, including financial information, as directed by the 
Secretary. If you receive a multi-year award, you must submit an annual 
performance report that provides the most current performance and 
financial expenditure information as directed by the Secretary under 34 
CFR 75.118. The Secretary may also require more frequent performance 
reports under 34 CFR 75.720(c). For specific requirements on reporting, 
please go to http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/appforms/appforms.html.
    5. Performance Measures: To evaluate the overall success of its 
education research grant program, the Institute annually assesses the 
number of IES-supported interventions with evidence of efficacy in 
improving student outcomes in reading or writing and mathematics or 
science and in enhancing teacher characteristics that have been shown 
to have a positive effect on student outcomes. For the special 
education research grant program, the Institute annually assesses the 
number of IES-supported interventions with evidence of efficacy in 
improving student outcomes in reading, writing, or language, school 
readiness, and behavior. The data for these annual measures are based 
on What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviews of initial findings on 
interventions from IES research grants, such as findings that will have 
been presented as papers at a convention or working papers provided to 
IES by its grantees. The WWC reviews these reports and rates them using 
the WWC published standards to determine whether the evidence from 
these research grants meets evidence standards of the WWC and 
demonstrates a statistically significant positive effect in improving 
the relevant outcome. The Institute also annually assesses the 
performance of its research training and special education research 
training programs by measuring the number of individuals who have been 
or are being trained in IES-funded research training programs.
    6. Continuation Awards: In making a continuation award, the 
Secretary may consider, under 34 CFR 75.253, the extent to which a 
grantee has made ``substantial progress toward meeting the objectives 
in its approved application.'' This consideration includes the review 
of a grantee's progress in meeting the targets and projected outcomes 
in its approved application, and whether the grantee has expended funds 
in a manner that is consistent with its approved application and 
budget. In making a continuation grant, the Secretary also considers 
whether the grantee is operating in compliance with the assurances in 
its approved application, including those applicable to Federal civil 
rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities 
receiving Federal financial assistance from the Department (34 CFR 
100.4, 104.5, 106.4, 108.8, and 110.23).

VIII. Agency Contact

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The contact person associated with a 
particular research competition is listed in the chart at the end of 
this notice and in the RFA package. The date on which applications will 
be available, the deadline for transmittal of applications, the 
estimated range of awards, and the project period are also listed in 
the chart and in the RFAs that are posted at the following Web sites:

http://ies.ed.gov/funding/.
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ies/programs.html.

    Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this 
document and a copy of the RFA package in an accessible format (e.g., 
braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to 
the appropriate program contact person listed in the chart at the end 
of this notice.
    Electronic Access to This Document: You can view this document, as 
well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document

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Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: 
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    Dated: February 25, 2011.
John Q. Easton,
Director, Institute of Education Sciences.

                Institute of Education Sciences: FY 2012 Grant Competitions To Support Education Research and Special Education Research
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                                                           Deadline for
      CFDA number and name        Application package     transmittal of     Estimated range of     Project period      For further information contact
                                       available           applications           awards*
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                                                      National Center for Education Research (NCER)
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84.305A-1 Education Research:
     Reading and Writing  April 21, 2011.....  June 23, 2011......  $100,000 to          Up to 5 years......  Emily Doolittle
                                                                             $1,000,000.                              Emily.Doolittle@ed.gov.
     Mathematics and
     Science Education.
     Cognition and
     Student Learning.
     Effective Teachers
     and Effective Teaching.
     Social and
     Behavioral Context for
     Academic Learning.
     Improving Education
     Systems: Policies,
     Organization, Management,
     and Leadership.
     Early Learning
     Programs and Policies.
     English Learners...
     Postsecondary and
     Adult Education.
     Education
     Technology.
84.305A-2 Education Research:
     Reading and Writing  July 21, 2011......  September 22, 2011.  $100,000 to          Up to 5 years......  Emily Doolittle
                                                                             $1,000,000.                              Emily.Doolittle@ed.gov.
     Mathematics and
     Science Education.
     Cognition and
     Student Learning.
     Effective Teachers
     and Effective Teaching.
     Social and
     Behavioral Context for
     Academic Learning.
     Improving Education
     Systems: Policies,
     Organization, Management,
     and Leadership.
     Early Learning
     Programs and Policies.
     English Learners...
     Postsecondary and
     Adult Education.
     Education
     Technology.
84.305B Education Research
 Training:
     Postdoctoral         July 21, 2011......  September 22, 2011.  $91,500 to $137,     Up to 5 years......  Meredith Larson
     Research Training Program                                               400.                                     Meredith.Larson@ed.gov.
     in the Education Sciences.
84.305D Research on Statistical   July 21, 2011......  September 22, 2011.  $40,000 to $330,000  Up to 3 years......  Allen Ruby
 and Research Methodology in                                                                                          Allen.Ruby@ed.gov.
 Education:
84.305E Evaluation of State and   July 21, 2011......  September 22, 2011.  $500,000 to          Up to 5 years......  Allen Ruby
 Local Education Programs and                                                $1,000,000.                              Allen.Ruby@ed.gov.
 Policies:
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                                                 National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER)
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84.324A-1 Special Education
 Research:

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     Early Intervention   April 21, 2011.....  June 23, 2011......  $100,000 to          Up to 5 years......  Amy Sussman
     and Early Learning in                                                   $1,000,000.                              Amy.Sussman@ed.gov.
     Special Education.
     Reading, Writing,
     and Language Development.
     Mathematics and
     Science Education.
     Social and
     Behavioral Outcomes to
     Support Learning.
     Transition Outcomes
     for Special Education
     Secondary Students.
     Cognition and
     Student Learning in Special
     Education.
     Professional
     Development for Teachers
     and Related Services
     Providers.
     Special Education
     Policy, Finance, and
     Systems.
     Autism Spectrum
     Disorders.
     Technology for
     Special Education.
     Families of
     Children with Disabilities.
84.324A-2 Special Education
 Research:
     Early Intervention   July 21, 2011......  September 22, 2011.  $100,000 to          Up to 5 years......  Amy Sussman
     and Early Learning in                                                   $1,000,000.                              Amy.Sussman@ed.gov.
     Special Education.
     Reading, Writing,
     and Language Development.
     Mathematics and
     Science Education.
     Social and
     Behavioral Outcomes to
     Support Learning.
     Transition Outcomes
     for Special Education
     Secondary Students.
     Cognition and
     Student Learning in Special
     Education.
     Professional
     Development for Teachers
     and Related Services
     Providers.
     Special Education
     Policy, Finance, and
     Systems.
     Autism Spectrum
     Disorders.
     Technology for
     Special Education.
     Families of
     Children with Disabilities.
84.324B Special Education
 Research Training:
     Postdoctoral         April 21, 2011.....  June 23, 2011......  $91,500 to $137,     Up to 5 years......  Amy Sussman
     Research Training Program                                               400.                                     Amy.Sussman@ed.gov.
     in Special Education.
84.324C Special Education
 Research and Development
 Centers:
     Interventions for    July 21, 2011......  September 22, 2011.  $1,000,000 to        Up to 5 years......  Amy Sussman
     Families of Students with                                               $2,000,000.                              Amy.Sussman@ed.gov.
     Autism Spectrum Disorders.
     Interventions for
     Families of Students with
     Emotional and Behavioral
     Disorders.
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* These estimates are annual amounts.
Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice.

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