Conference Grants for Education Research

The Spencer Foundation’s Conference Grant program is designed to provide support to scholars for small research conferences and focused symposia. It brings together researchers whose substantive knowledge, theoretical insight, and methodological expertise can be assembled in ways that build upon and advance best practices in education research. The Foundation rotates the area of focus periodically to generate fresh ideas and perspectives on pressing educational challenges. For proposals with budgets of $50,000 or less.


Eligibility: Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for a conference grant must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. 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.


SFU signature sheet is due to, and application in "submit mode" no later than 3 business days before agency deadline.


Upcoming Deadlines

September 05, 2019September 05, 2019 *
August 30, 2019 Aug. 30, 2019 August 30, 2019 16:00:00 August 30, 2019 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Conference Grants for Education Research Support to scholars for small research conferences and focused symposia. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.