Monday, September 01, 2008

Grants for Projects Creating Or Improving Measurement of Classroom Quality

From The Foundation Center...

William T. Grant and Spencer Foundations Seek Proposals for the Development and Improvement of the Measurement of Classroom Quality

Deadline: November 3, 2008 (Letters of Inquiry)

The William T. Grant Foundation ( http://wtgrantfoundation.org/ )and the Spencer Foundation ( http://www.spencer.org/ ) have announced their joint 2009 Request for Proposals for the Development and Improvement of the Measurement of Classroom Quality. This RFP is part of the foundations' broader effort to build theory and evidence about how classrooms affect youth and how to improve those effects.

The foundations will support a small group of research projects, one to three years in duration, with award amounts ranging from $50,000 to $500,000 each, including all direct and indirect costs. The foundations will consider several types of proposals: a) new, stand-alone measurement development studies; b) add-on studies in which new measurement development work supplements an existing field study; and c) further analysis of existing data to improve measurement. The foundations anticipate that the third category, further analysis studies, will have budgets at the lower end of the award range, add-on studies will have budgets at the middle of the range, and new stand-alone studies will have budgets toward the upper end of the range. Applicants must be employed at a nonprofit institution, either in the United States or abroad. Complete program information is available at the William T.Grant and Spencer Foundation Web sites.

RFP Link:http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15014822/wtgrant

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