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DOE: Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Education Policy and Practice CFDA 84.305N

The purpose of the Networks is to focus resources and attention on education problems or issues that are high priority for the nation, and to create both a structure and process for researchers who are working on these issues to share ideas, build new knowledge, and strengthen their research and dissemination capacity. The ultimate objective of the Networks is to advance the field's understanding of a problem or issue beyond what an individual research project or team is able to do on its own, and to assist policymakers and practitioners in using this information to strengthen education policies and programs and improve student education outcomes. For FY 2016, the Institute invites Networks proposals on two topics:
- Supporting Early Learning from Preschool through Early Elementary Grades.
- Scalable Strategies to Support College Completion.

The Research Teams in each network will meet to discuss research plans and progress and identify ways that they can strengthen their collective work by collaborating on data collection tools, common measures, research synthesis, and other activities.

USC may only submit one Research Team application. Your application submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a two page abstract via email to Richard White ( by May 18, 2015. In addition to the 2-page abstract, you should also submit a biosketch for the PI.

DOE indicates that a letter of intent is due June 4, 2015 and a full proposal is due by August 6, 2015. For more information:

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