Lyle Spencer Research Awards

To encourage work that is more thoughtful, more critical of prevailing assumptions, more self-critical about our own work and its limitations, and more relevant to the aim of building knowledge for improved educational practice. Applications begin with a Letter of Intent.


Eligibility: Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for a Lyle Spencer Research Award 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.


Key Agency Deadlines:
October 2: Letter of Intent  (SFU signature sheet is not required at this stage). 
TBD: Full Application Deadline* 


*When submitting full application: SFU signature sheet and copy of full application due to no later than 3 business days before agency deadline. Overhead rate is 15%. Applicant (not ORS) submits directly to agency.

Upcoming Deadlines

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16:00:00 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Lyle Spencer Research Awards To reinforce a commitment to intellectually ambitious research, oriented ultimately to improving the practice of education, and independent of any particular reform agendas or methodological strictures. .