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Office of Educational Research
College of Education
May 2006

Office of Educational Research Bulletin (ORB)

News and Notes

AERA Convention Highlights
San Francisco, CA

Paul and I attended several interesting and
informative grant writing sessions at the
AERA convention. We gathered details
about new grant funding sources, including
the National Academy of Education/
Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship grant
program for junior faculty. Links to their
websites have been posted in the OER
funding opportunities page. Please visit 252 for

We also compiled a summary of tips and
other important points to consider when
seeking and applying for grants.

We hope you find these useful!

Tips from the Top:

In the next 10 years, pressure to get
grants will increase
Pay attention to what your
institution thinks is important
Institutions are providing training,
but becoming successful is a long-
term process
Get over feeling defeated
Look for an upward trajectory: Write
better proposals and learn from

* Choose an agency or foundation that
has funded similar research to what
you are proposing to do
* Go to websites and look at the type
of work or research the agency or
foundation is seeking
* When possible, look at good
examples of funded projects
* It is useful to know people who have
an insider's knowledge and
* Foundation funding in particular is
about relationships
* Foundations tend to be less
interested in research than in
programmatic ideas
* Many foundations begin the process
by asking you to write them a letter
* Some foundations will tell you what
you need to do to make your idea
more attractive to them
* Be prepared to go more than halfway
toward what the foundation wants to
* Developing a relationship with a
foundation may be challenging. You
can end up doing all of their work, so
help them be realistic about what
you can contribute


* The William and Flora Hewlett
Foundation website has good tips on
how to develop a grant. Visit
m for details
* Texas A & M University has good
source of information about grant
writing and competitions. Visit:
opportunities and for details
* For junior faculty, it is smart to start
out seeking smaller grants and
establishing a track record
* Junior faculty should avoid spending
too much time in project
* Consider becoming a member of a
research team or a co-PI on grants, least for a while

Multidisciplinary collaboration is
very important!

Change in State IDC Rate

In case you didn't see the news in FYI,
the state has increased its indirect cost
rate from 5% to 25%. The new policy
applies to new proposals, effective
immediately. For more information see
the April 28 issue at

March Awards and Submissions
Congratulations are in order for Stephen
Smith (SED) and Ann Daunic (SED) for
their USDOE award to support their project:
Special Education-Research and Innovation
to Improve Services and Results for
Children with Disabilities. Best wishes to
Terry Scott (SED) and Maureen
Conroy (SED) for their proposal to the
USDOE and to Linda Hagedorn (EAP)
for her proposal to the Lumina Foundation.
For more details about these awards and
submissions, see the tables on the next

Ana Puig

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College of Education Funded Projects April 2006
Principal Investigator: S.W. Smith Co-PI: A.P. Daunic
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education
Proposal Title: Special Education-Research and Innovation to Improve Services and
Results for Children with Disabilities
Project Period: 5/1/06 7/31/10
Annual Award Amount: $1,625,469.00

College of Education Submitted Proposals April 2006
Principal Investigator: T.M. Scott Co-PI: Maureen Conroy
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education
Proposal Title: Model Demonstration Center on Implementing Tertiary Level Behavioral
Interventions within a School-wide Model for Children Who are not Responsive to Universal
and Secondary Level Interventions University of Florida
Requested Amount: $1,600,000.00

Principal Investigator: L.S. Hagedorn
Funding Agency: Lumina Foundation for Education
Proposal Title: Teambuilding for Strong Community College Institutional Research
Requested Amount: $87,568.00

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