CFR Open Call – Education Research-Practice Partnership Grant

Oct 27, 2020 | Awards & Funding, Faculty

To: All Divisional Faculty
From: Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Subject: Research-Practice Partnership - Spencer Foundation

The Office of Corporate and Foundations Relations is pleased to share this open call for funding from the Spencer Foundation.

Funding Level: up to $400,000/ 3 years. Research grant proposals with budgets over $75,000 may include 15% indirect cost charges on the total direct costs.
Deadline: “Intent to Apply” Online Form Deadline: November 24, 2020, 12pm (noon CT)
Full Proposal Deadline: December 17, 2020, 12pm (noon CT)
UCSC Contact:
Funder: Spencer Foundation
OpportunityResearch Practice Partnerships

Overview: The Research-Practice Partnership Grants Program supports education research projects (how people learn via a specific intervention/mechanism) that engage in collaborative and participatory partnerships. We view partnerships as an important approach to knowledge generation and the improvement of education, broadly construed. Over the long term, we anticipate that research conducted by RPPs will result in new insights into the processes, practices, and policies that improve education for learners, educators, schools, universities, families, and communities.

Activities supported:
•    Research Activities
•    Research Infrastructure
•    Outreach, Communications, and Relationship Building
•    Capacity Development

Eligibility: Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for a Research-Practice Partnership Grant are expected to have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or demonstrated professional experience appropriate for this program.

Special Requirements: Promptly submit your proposal intake form prior to the UCSC’s Internal Institutional Deadlines.

For proposal support, or for any questions about institutional requirements, please send requests and questions to the research development team at A proposal development specialist will field your requests.

Call sent: October 27, 2020


For questions about strategic positioning of your application with the funder’s interest, please contact The Office Corporate and Foundation Relations is a unit of University Relations. The CFR team creates and maintains mutually beneficial, long-term relationships with private organizations, matching grant initiatives with educational and research programs and centers. CFR supports faculty and staff to identify and approach these and other private foundations and corporations for funding, to assist in strategic positioning of the grant application, and to facilitate funder campus visits. For a list of recent funding opportunities, please visit the CFR website, CFR Calls for Funding.

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