This Funder Tool Kit specifically highlights the U.S. Department of Education (ED). It includes news, priorities, funding opportunities, and award history, as well as proposal guidance and resources. The Funder Tool Kits are a collaborative effort between the UCF Libraries and ORC Research Development Team.
Cross search the UCF Libraries Catalog and many of the databases, journals, magazines, newspapers and ebooks.
ED Recent Stories - The News page is home to new or revised publications released by OCR, as well as any recent items of interest, such as press releases and fact sheets.
ED Annual Reports - see past reports on ED award data, priorities, and spending
ED Publications - view publications sorted by topic area
ED Official Blog - from ED.gov
Pivot database (ED saved search) - find, track and share current/anticipated ED opportunities
Apply for an ED Grant - browse current funding opportunities from the US Department of Education (ED)
ED Forecast of Funding Opportunities - Lists virtually all ED programs and competitions under which they have invited or expect to invite applications for new awards and provides actual or estimated deadline dates for the transmittal of applications under these programs.
Browse current/forecasted education-related funding opportunities-
ED Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Sample Awards - The grant applications posted in the FOIA Library are provided as a courtesy. Because the documents have been produced by entities outside of the U.S. Department of Education who are not subject to the Department's standards for the accessibility of documents posted on the Internet, this material may not be accessible to individuals with disabilities. In addition, the process of redaction and image scanning may further hamper the accessibility of these documents
The Research Development team maintains a library of internal/external submitted proposals and can assist with securing a sample and submitting FOIA requests. Contact Madhavi (Maddy) Chokshi for more information.
Education Grants: Application, Management, & Closeout - Grant Making at ED Answers to Your Questions About the Discretionary Grants Process
Grants Training and Management Resources - Online Grants Training Courses
This guide provides quick-reference information and templates for specific sections required in most DoE proposals (refer to the RFP for special requirements). Content is based on the US Department of Education (ED) website.
The Research Development Team can provide support with proposal coordination, templates, samples, supplemental documents, peer/editorial reviews, and more. Contact Megan Kellogg for more information.
Please note, the most user friendly way to complete an ED application is to download the application package (an interactive .pdf with forms and places to upload application documents) from Grants.gov or www.ed.gov to ensure all required forms are present.
A unique approach to supporting large, complex proposal submissions.
R: The Research Development team promises to rapidly Respond to investigator needs by immediately making ourselves available and beginning the research support process.
E: The Research Development team can Evaluate needs and available assets based on agency/RFP guidelines, existing infrastructure, collaboration requirements, and special requests (such as samples from the proposal library or FOIA requests and templates created for the specific announcement/agency).
A: The Research Development team can Assist with proposal components and coordinate efforts with the C&G team and College/Institute Administrators. Research Development can help prepare non-technical components of the proposal such as Facilities Equipment & Other Resources, Current & Pending Support, Letters of Collaboration, Biographical Sketches, Collaborators & Other Affiliations, research timeline tables, and perform searches for UCF facts and demographics/enrollment data. We can point to on-line materials that support the proposal preparation.
C: The Research Development team can Coordinate the proposal progress through meeting/communication assistance, identification and connection with collaborators/partners, document management, review coordination (editorial review, technical peer review), proposal progress scheduling, and follow-ups with collaborators.
T: The Research Development team can Track proposals through the stages of revision and finalization, and can provide post-submission evaluation.