Due Date: 12/01/20
Funder: Brady Education Foundation
About the Brady Education Foundation
The Brady Education Foundation seeks to close the educational opportunity gaps associated with race, ethnicity, and family income. The Foundation pursues its mission by promoting collaboration among researchers, educators, and other stakeholders via the funding of research and program evaluations that have the potential of informing private funders and public policy.
The Foundation is particularly focused on the evaluation of programs that are feasible and sustainable (i.e., can work and be maintained in the real world of educational settings and systems), accessible (i.e., are available to and attainable by the families that need them), and strength-based (i.e., recognize not only the challenges that minoritized families and those with low economic resources face but also the strengths that develop within diverse cultural contexts that can be capitalized upon to promote strong academic outcomes).
About the Opportunity
The Foundation is currently accepting proposals focused on evaluating programs that have the potential of closing the opportunity and achievement gaps associated with race and family income. The proposed project may span up to three years.
- What works: The primary aim must concern evaluating the effectiveness of programs designed to promote positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children (birth through 18 years) from underserved groups and/or low-resourced communities (specifically minoritized ethnic groups, low-income families) in order to inform ways to close the educational opportunity gaps associated with race and income.
Secondary aims may also focus on one or more of the following:
- What works for whom, under what conditions: Investigate variations in program effects; that is, test for moderation effects that inform whether effects are stronger for certain groups and/or under certain conditions than other groups or conditions.
- Reasons for effects: Investigate mechanisms through which effects occur; that is, test for mediation effects that inform why the program is effective.
- Cost-benefit analyses: Compare the total costs of the program (start-up and ongoing operational costs) with its estimated monetary benefits to determine the net cost or benefit associated with the program.
How To Apply
- Email applications@BradyEducationFoundation.org to request a Stage 1 Program Evaluation Application.
- Review all information provided below concerning Submission Timetable, Review Criteria, and Funding Policies before completing the application.
- See Inquiries section concerning the option to submit a 500-word statement for pre-review prior to completing and submitting a Stage 1 application.
- After completing the application, convert the application form and the six required attachments to .pdf format and combine into one PDF document. Required attachments include (see application form for complete instructions for each):
- Budget justification
- Timeline with benchmarks
- CVs/Resumes of each key personnel (maximum 3 pages)
- Letter of Support from each partnering organization
- Letter of Approval from applicant institution/organization
- Proof of tax-exempt status for applicant and partnering institutions/organizations
- Submit the entire application as one .pdf document to applications@BradyEducationFoundation.org.
- You can expect to receive a confirmation email. If you do NOT receive a confirmation email within three days of submitting, please message the Foundation via the “Contact Us” page on this website.
Stage 1 applications are due December 1, 2020.