INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION SCIENCES FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT
The Institute of Education Sciences is pleased to announce its remaining research competitions for FY 2008.
For FY2008, IES invites applications for research projects that will contribute to its education research programs in Reading and Writing; Mathematics and Science Education; Teacher Quality; Education Leadership; Education Policy, Finance, and Systems; Interventions for Struggling Adolescent and Adult Readers; Cognition and Student Learning; High School Reform; Postsecondary Education; Early Childhood Programs and Policies; Education Technology; and Social and Behavioral Context for Academic Learning. In addition, IES invites applications for its predoctoral and postdoctoral research training programs.
I am the program officer for the Institute of Education Sciences' (IES) research program on Social and Behavioral Context for Academic Learning. Please see announcement below for details about this research competition.
IES REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL CONTEXT FOR ACADEMIC LEARNING
Program Officer: Dr. Amy Silverman (202-219-1201; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Through its Social and Behavioral Context for Academic Learning Research Program (Social/Behavioral), the Institute of Education Sciences intends to support research on interventions designed to improve social skills and behaviors that support academic and other important school-related outcomes (e.g. attendance, high school graduation rates) in typically developing students from kindergarten through Grade 12. Under this research grant program, the Institute will fund research to (1) identify programs and practices that are associated with better social skills and behaviors that support academic learning, as well as mediators and moderators of the relations between these practices and student outcomes; (2) developing new programs and practices for improving social skills and behaviors that support academic learning; (3) evaluating fully developed programs and practices for improving social skills and behaviors that support academic learning through efficacy or replication trials; (4) evaluating the effectiveness of programs and practices for improving social skills and behaviors that support academic learning that are implemented at scale; and (5) developing and validating measures of teacher classroom management practices.
The long-term outcome of this program will be an array of tools and strategies (e.g. assessment tools and behavioral interventions) that have been documented to be effective for improving social skills and behaviors that support academic and other important school-related outcomes of students from kindergarten through Grade 12.
Under the Social/Behavioral research program, the Institute seeks to encourage rigorous research of interventions that are implemented in schools for the purpose of improving the social and behavioral context of academic learning. Examples of interventions appropriate for development and/or evaluation under the Social and Behavioral Context for Academic Learning Research Program include: (a) curricula designed to improve students' social and behavioral skills for succeeding in school, (b) classroom behavior management programs, (c) teacher professional development programs geared toward improving teacher’s behavior management practices in the classroom, and (d) curriculum designed to reduce student anti-social behavior (e.g. aggression, delinquency, bullying) in the classroom or school.
For more information about the Social and Behavioral Context For Academic Learning research competition please go to . For FY 2008, there is one remaining application deadline of November 1, 2007. If you are interested in applying, please let IES know by submitting a letter of intent by September 6, 2007. For more information about other grant programs funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, go to .
If I can provide you with any additional information regarding the Social and Behavioral Context for Academic Learning competition, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Amy Silverman, Ph.D.
Teaching and Learning Division
National Center for Education Research
Institute of Education Sciences
555 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20208-5500
Fax: (202) 219-2030