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: Research grants
Sponsor: William T Grant Foundation
Deadlines: January 11, 2017; May 3, 2017; August 2, 2017 for initial letters of inquiry
Summary: WT Grant supports high-quality research that is relevant to policies and practices that affect the lives of young people ages 5 to 25 in the United States. It funds research that increases understanding of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and research that identifies, builds, and tests strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. The application process for all research grants begins with a letter of inquiry. Research grants on reducing inequality typically range from $100,000 to $600,000 and cover two to three years of support. Improving the use of research evidence grants will range from $100,000 to $1,000,000 and cover two to four years of support. Officers’ Research grants for both initiatives cover budgets up to $25,000.
URL: http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants/research-grants

Title: Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA)
Sponsor: NSF 17-534
Deadline: June 1, 2017 (the original March deadline has been extended)
Summary: BIGDATA seeks novel approaches in computer science, statistics, computational science, and mathematics, along with innovative applications in domain science, including social and behavioral sciences, education, biology, the physical sciences, and engineering that lead towards the further development of the interdisciplinary field of data science. The solicitation invites two categories of proposals: Foundations—those developing or studying fundamental theories, techniques, methodologies, and technologies of broad applicability to big data problems, motivated by specific data challenges and requirements; and Innovative Applications—those engaged in translational activities that employ new big data techniques, methodologies, and technologies to address and solve problems in specific application domains. Projects in this category must be collaborative, involving researchers from domain disciplines and one or more methodological disciplines, e.g., computer science, statistics, mathematics, simulation and modeling, etc.
URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17534/nsf17534.htm

Title: Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education.
Deadline: June 16, 2017
Summary: The goals of this opportunity are to provide educators, policymakers, other service providers, and the parents and families of children with disabilities with information on effective practices for meeting the needs of children with disabilities and their families. The program makes competitive awards to provide technical assistance, support model demonstration projects, disseminate useful information, and implement activities that are supported by scientific research. These awards are intended to improve practices of professionals and others involved in providing services to promote academic achievement and improve results for children with disabilities.
URL: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293540

Title: Indian Education Discretionary Grants Programs—Native American Language (NAL@ED) Program
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education
Deadline: June 19, 2017
Summary: NAL@ED seeks to: (1) support schools that use Native American and Alaska Native languages as the primary language of instruction; (2) maintain, protect, and promote the rights and freedom of Native Americans and Alaska Natives to use, practice, maintain, and revitalize their languages; and (3) support the Nation’s First Peoples’ efforts to maintain and revitalize their languages and cultures, and to improve educational opportunities and student outcomes within Native American and Alaska Native communities.
URL: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-05-04/pdf/2017-09043.pdf

Title: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Sponsor: NSF 13-542
Deadline: August 23, 2017
Summary: REU supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by NSF. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. (2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects.
URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13542/nsf13542.htm