Learning through Evaluation,
Adaptation, and Dissemination


Program Evaluation for Proposals

We can meet with you to discuss your program or proposal ideas. Please call (608) 263-4256 or email: cmpribbenow@wisc.edu

Current proposal deadlines

Title: Education grants
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation for Education
Deadline: Ongoing; letters of inquiry accepted year round
Summary: Lumina’s goal is to increase the higher education attainment rate of the United States to 60% by 2025. While the Foundation's mission focuses on both student access and success in higher education, its emphasis is on attainment, defined as completing associate and baccalaureate degrees and credentials. The Foundation focuses on increasing awareness of the benefits of higher education, improving student access to and preparedness for college, improving student success in college, and productivity across the higher education system. See the website for the foundation’s current funding strategies.
URL: http://www.luminafoundation.org/grants.html

Title: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

Sponsor: NSF

Deadline: September 7, 2018 for UW internal review;
November 7, 2018 for full proposal to NSF

Summary: AISL seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; and advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments. The program supports six types of projects: (1) Pilots and Feasibility Studies; (2) Research in Service to Practice; (3) Innovations in Development; (4) Broad Implementation; (5) Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-analyses; (6) Conferences.

NOTE: UW may submit up to three proposals. Thus, there is an internal competition to be able to submit. Please see the following for instructions: https://inic-uwmadison.fluidreview.com/


Title: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)
Sponsor: NSF 18-532
Deadline: April 17, 2018; February 22, 2019
Summary: CCE STEM funds research projects that identify (1) factors that are effective in the formation of ethical STEM researchers and (2) approaches to developing those factors in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. CCE STEM solicits proposals for research that explores the following: What constitutes responsible conduct for research, and which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why? Do certain labs have a culture of academic integrity? What practices contribute to the establishment and maintenance of ethical cultures and how can these practices be transferred, extended to, and integrated into other research and learning settings?

Successful proposals typically have a comparative dimension, either between or within institutional settings that differ along these or among other factors, and they specify plans for developing interventions that promote the effectiveness of identified factors. CCE STEM research projects will use basic research to produce knowledge about what constitutes or promotes responsible or irresponsible conduct of research, and how to best instill students with this knowledge. In some cases, projects will include the development of interventions to ensure responsible research conduct.
URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18532/nsf18532.htm

Title: Research grants
Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation
Deadlines: January 10, May 2, August 1, 2018 for letters of inquiry
Summary: The foundation funds research that builds stronger theory and empirical evidence in one of two focus areas: (1) programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and (2) strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.
The foundation intends for the research it supports to inform change. While the foundation does not expect that any one study will create that change, the research should contribute to a body of useful knowledge to improve the lives of young people.
URL: See http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants/research-grants for the latest application guide.