IES 305N Grant competition
IES 305N RFP and Office Hour
The RFP is available here.
Note: You can skip the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Research Teams section from pages 7-18 and focus on the IES grant competition 305N grant line with digital platforms.
Get the Microsoft Teams meeting link in the section of "Digital Learning Platforms Network (also known as SEERNet) Research Teams (84.305N) — Open Discussion"
November 13, 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET: Office Hour with Dr. Erin Higgins, E-TRIALS/ASSISTments, and two other digital platforms
Dr. Neil Heffernan's Introduction on IES 305N Grant Competition
Dr. Neil Heffernan's introduction back in 2022 but still relevant as he explained how this works.
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 running the 305N grant competition again with $400,000-$1M for each grant. IES already funded 5 platforms to add support for researchers (and E-TRIALS/ASSISTments platform is one of them). The first IES 305N award for $400,000 was just announced and the study will be run using E-TRIALS.
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.
Webinar Recording from Last Year
E-TRIALS supports four types of research for this IES grant competition:
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.
Secondary Data Analysis with our public datasets such as our recent dataset with 50 experiments.
Funded Grants using E-TRIALS Platform
The E-TRIALS platform has been used by external researchers for funded grants.
We'd love for you to participate.