Internal Competition Completed

Principal Investigators Selected
  • Kimberly Lawless, Education

Program Summary

Program Summary

In this announcement, the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) describes its Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences (Research Training) funded through the National Center for Education Research (NCER). The training programs aim to prepare individuals to conduct rigorous and relevant education research that advances knowledge within the field and addresses issues important to education policymakers and practitioners.

For the FY 2016 competition, the Institute is accepting applications to the Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences request for applications under the Pathways to the Education Sciences Research Training Program topic only.

The Pathways to the Education Sciences Research Training Program funds training programs at minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and institutions of higher education that partner with MSIs. These programs are open to all students and are designed to provide upper-level undergraduate students, recent graduates, and/or master's students, especially from underrepresented groups, with education research experience and professional development in order to prepare these students to pursue doctoral study in the education sciences or in fields relevant to education research. All Pathways applications must include an MSI as the applicant or as a partner institution.

Awards: Maximum is $1.2 million over five years.  The sponsor intends to award no more than four grants nationally.

Application Limits

Application Limits

An institution may submit only one application to the Pathways Training Program. This restriction does not affect submissions to the Institute's research grant programs (i.e., submitting an application to a training grant program has no bearing on applying to the research grant programs).

Additional Information


UIC Letter of Intent
July 8, 2015
UIC Internal Competition
Sponsor Letter of Intent
Sponsor Application
August 20, 2015

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent (LOI) Form


Depending upon the number of LOIs submitted, OVCR might be required to facilitate an internal peer review process to select UIC’s submission(s) to this program.  White paper instructions will distributed to those who have submitted LOIs.


Please contact Tony Halford at or 6-7036 with any questions.


If an authorized principal investigator is not listed above, please consider the limited competition still open. Contact for further information.