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Funder Tool Kits: ED


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.



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News, Opportunities, and Awards

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 Special Reports

ED Official Blog - from

ED Social Media Resources

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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)

IES funding - view opportunities from ED's Institute for Education Sciences (IES)

IES funding webinars - IES developed this series of on-demand webinars for those interested in FY 2018 funding opportunities.

All formula grants

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.

ED Programs by Title and Office

Overview of IES Programs (education search) - Browse current/forecasted education-related funding opportunities

G5 - Application packages on ED's online grants system

EDPubs - list of downloadable application packages

ED FY 2017 Awards List - UCF-specific, search entire database

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.

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ED Proposal Guidance

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.

Grant Application and Other Forms (all programs) 

  • SF 424 Form - Application Form for Federal Assistance (Core Form)
  • ED 524 Example for Training Grants: Additional Indirect Cost Information
  • ED 524 Example for Grants under Restricted Rate Programs: Additional Indirect Cost 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 or to ensure all required forms are present.

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ED Point of Contact at UCF

Megan Kellogg
Joint Grant Support Coordinator
Student Development and Enrollment Services &
Office of Research & Commercialization
University of Central Florida
(407) 823-0568

REACT support from ORC Research Development Team

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.