IES Funding Opportunity

Using Longitudinal Data to Support State Education Policymaking (84.305S): This program intends to expand the research use of State Longitudinal Data Systems to examine long-term learner outcomes and pathways in order to provide evidence for state education policymaking. State education agencies can apply for these grants, on their own or in collaboration with other organizations, to analyze the data in their own SLDS in order to examine long-term trends in key issues, programs, and policies affecting learner outcomes. Through this new grant program, IES will increase its support for the research use of SLDS beyond its ongoing research grants program and Grants for Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems.

More information about the IES research programs, application process, and deadlines are available on the IES Funding Opportunities web page (

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