IES Grant competition


Dr. Neil Heffernan introduces the competition

Who can participate

Have you ever wanted to run an experiment to improve math learning with thousands of K12 students, but did not have the money or resources? Good news! IES is giving away 10 grants, each for $400,000, to support such efforts! IES already funded 5 platforms to add support for researchers (and E-TRIALS/ASSISTments platform is one of them). More details can be found in the IES Request for Applications.

IES requires researchers to submit a feasibility letter from E-TRIALS along with their IES proposal submission. Researchers will need to submit a feasibility letter request to E-TRIALS by January 6, 2023.

Key dates

By January 6, 2023, Applicants request feasibility letters from E-TRIALS

By February 23, 2023, IES Grant Applications are due

Feasibility Letter Request

Submit requests to:

Applicants’ requests will include the following information:

  • 1-2 sentence overview of the project and its purpose

  • List of the research questions to be addressed by the proposed study or studies

  • Sample size and characteristics required for the proposed study or studies

  • Research design

  • Brief description of any measures, content, and/or instructional approaches that need to be implemented for the study

Webinar Recording

E-TRIALS Affordances

E-TRIALS supports four types of research for this IES grant competition:

  • Secondary Data Analysis with our public datasets such as our recent dataset with 50 experiments

  • Experiments to run in our platform:

    • Support Comparison Studies: Embed studies into ASSISTments and use math problems in our content library. Use our subject pool. No recruitment needed.

    • Problem Varied Studies: Create your own content in any areas to run studies in our platform. You will need to get your own subject pool.

    • Skill Builder Studies: Use our skill builders to run studies. Use our subject pool. No recruitment needed.

We like supporting other researchers. We have already helped a dozen researchers run studies and over 100 researchers publish secondary data analysis using ASSISTments data.

Funded Grants using E-TRIALS Platform

The E-TRIALS platform has been used by external researchers for funded grants.

Click here to see details about those grants.

We'd love for you to participate.

If you are interested, please contact