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Ed. Department Opens Grant Competition for ELL Research

By Mary Ann Zehr — February 23, 2010 1 min read

Update: A reader pointed out that the research program for English-language learners that I link to in this blog entry was launched last February, not this month. The staff for the U.S. Department of Education tells me he’s right. The Education Department will post a request for applications for ELL research grants in fiscal year 2011 next Monday, on March 1. The deadlines for the two grant cycles that will be part of that competition are June 24 and Sept. 16.

Original post: The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences launched a grant competition this month for studies that focus on interventions that work with English-language learners (Hat tip to the Western Oregon Sponsored Projects Office). The grants will range from $100,000 to $1.2 million. Funding periods range from two to five years. The deadline for applications is June 24.

“The long-term outcome of this program will be an array of tools and strategies (e.g., assessments, instructional approaches, programs, and policies) that have been documented to be effective for improving academic outcomes for ELL students,” says the description of the grant competition on the IES Web site.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.