The New Civics Initiative

Grant

Award

  • Award Min: $40,000.00
  • Award Max: $350,000.00
  • Quantity: Unknown

Timing

  • Deadline: Feb 06, 2014

Eligibility:
The New Civics
Budgets less than $50,000

For proposals to the initiative on The New Civics with budgets of $50,000 or less, please see the information provided below regarding our submission process.

Eligibility and Restrictions:
Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for a Research Grant must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession.
The PI must be affiliated with a college, university, research facility, school district, or cultural institution that is willing to serve as the fiscal agent if the grant is awarded. Research Grant proposals from individuals are not eligible.
Proposals are accepted from the U.S. and internationally, however all proposals must be submitted in English and budgets must be proposed in U.S. Dollars.
PIs and Co-PIs may only hold one active research grant from the Spencer Foundation at a time. Simultaneous submissions to Spencer from PIs and Co-PIs are discouraged due to this policy.

Eligibility and Restrictions:
Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for a Research Grant must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession.
The PI must be affiliated with a college, university, research facility, school district, or cultural institution that is willing to serve as the fiscal agent if the grant is awarded. Research Grant proposals from individuals are not eligible.
Proposals are accepted from the U.S. and internationally, however all proposals must be submitted in English and budgets must be proposed in U.S. Dollars.
PIs and Co-PIs may only hold one active research grant from the Spencer Foundation at a time. Simultaneous submissions to Spencer from PIs and Co-PIs are discouraged due to this policy.

Purpose:
The New Civics Initiative Invites Research Proposals That Ask Critical Questions About How Education Can More Effectively Contribute To The Civic Development Of Young People. As A Start, We Ask What Experiences, Environments, And Contexts Help Young People, From All Walks Of Life, Develop The Habits, Skills, Understandings, And Dispositions That Encourage Informed Participation In Civic Affairs. In So Doing We Seek To Connect To A Tradition Of Civic Education Inside Schools, Both To Reassert Its Legitimacy As A Primary Aim Of Public Schooling, And To Reimagine What Civic Education Might Include. Yet Civic Development Also Occurs Outside Classrooms And Schools, And We Underscore Our Interest In Research About Civic Action And Learning In Those Contexts As Well. Our Ultimate Aim Is To Contribute To Educational Improvement By Supporting High-quality Research Studies That Can Lead To Better-designed, More Effective Programs, Policies, Practices, And Settings That Prepare Young People To Act And To Do So In Informed And Reasoned Ways.

Additional Info:
NOTE: Due Date for applications for The New Civics Budgets Over $50,000 is April 29, 2014. Answers to frequently asked questions about applying for a research grant from the Spencer Foundation can be found by clicking on our Research FAQ page. Please direct any additional questions regarding the proposal submission process to Annie Brinkman, Grants Manager, at abrinkman@spencer.org or 312-274-6511.