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This research grant will be awarded in the field of ELL/Educational Technology education in the urban environment. Our goal is to develop best practices (including, but not limited to, case studies, meta-analysis of the literature, or comparative analysis) in ELL and Educational Technology in any K-12 setting.  These grants may be specialized to sub-topics, such as refugees, specific grade levels, or the relationship between ELL and other topics, such as STEM.

Award Details:

Awards may vary in size from $5,000-$15,000 for an 18-month project.  Amounts depend on the application. Application deadline for the Research Grant is December 1, 2017. 


Eligible Applicants:

Applicants may include teachers or administrators at a K-12 school or educational nonprofit; or professors or students in the field of education at a college, university, or educational think-tank or nonprofit.  Individuals and groups of up to four participants may apply.  We will accept multiple applications from any given institution, but there will be only one grant awarded per institution. We will not fund fringe benefits or stipends for this project.

Board members, employees and relatives of any employees or board members of Terra Science and Education or its grant advisory board are not eligible to apply.


In order to best serve the educational community, we will choose grants on the basis of the following criteria:

• Relevance of topic/application to our goal

• Rigor of research practices, including proper consideration for any test subjects (if applicable), statistical accuracy, and consideration of the greater societal context in which the research has taken place

• Replicability and scalability of the idea by the education community

• Reasonable plan for timing and cost of project

• Grantees must show evidence of IRB approval for any direct work with human subjects