The fully-funded Spencer Foundation Conference Grants provides support to scholars for small research conferences and focused symposia. This program is intended to bring together researchers whose substantive knowledge, theoretical insight, as well as methodological expertise that can be assembled in ways that build upon and advance best practices in education research.
Fully Funded Spencer Foundation Conference Grants
Fully Funded Spencer Foundation Conference Grants support conference proposals with budgets of up to 50,000 or less. The grant covers:
- Salaries (PI, Co-PI, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Graduate Student, Researcher, Undergraduate Researcher, Other Research Staff, Other Staff)
- Likewise, benefits (PI Benefits, Co-PI Benefits, Researcher Benefits, Other Staff, Benefits, Tuition/Fees)
- Other Collaborator (Speaker/Participant Honoraria, Independent Consultant, Advisor)
- Travel (Conference)
- Equipment as well as Software
- Also, project Expenses (Conference Space Rental, Conference Meals, Supplies, Communication, Transcription)
- Other Expenses
Eligibility for the Spencer Foundation Conference Grants
Proposals to the fully funded Conference Grants program must be for small research conferences. Moreover, it should focus on symposia that will build upon and advance best practices in education research in one of the areas of focus specified in the Program Statement.
Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for a Conference grants must have a doctorate degree in an academic discipline or professional field. Further, they should have appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. While graduate students may be part of the research team, they are not eligible to become a PI or Co-PI.
The PI must have affiliation with a non-profit organization that is willing to serve as the administering organization if the grant is awarded. However, the Spencer Foundation does not award grants directly to individuals.
The US, as well as international candidates, are welcome to submit the proposal. However, all proposals must be in English and budgets must be in U.S. Dollars.
How to apply for the Spencer Foundation Conference Grants
In order to apply for the Fully Funded Conference Grants at the Spencer Foundation, the applicants must the guidelines below.
Registration: The Principal Investigator (PI) will register the project and submit the form.
Completing Profile: After logging in, follow the directions to complete the information requested on the My Profile page and upload your current CV (10-page limit).
Start a Proposal: To fill out the application, apply for the small research grants on education from the Workbench. In the application, the PI must submit:
- Project Personnel
- Proposal Summary
- Budget as well as Budget Justification
- Proposal Narrative
- Project Timeline
- Project Team
- Likewise, accommodations for people with disabilities
- Draft Agenda
- Potential Participants
- Conference Organizers
Spencer Foundation accepts the application for the fully funded Conference Grants until 04 December 2019. Applications after the deadline are ineligible for the grants.