Announcing SRA Small Grants for Emerging Scholars – CRDC

SRA is pleased to announce that submissions are now being accepted for small grants for emerging scholars (graduate trainees through 5 years post-PhD) to analyze new data from the United States Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection. The program will provide support for two grants of $1,750. This program is made possible with a generous grant from the Atlantic Philanthropies.

Information about the CRDC data is provided below.

Proposals should be no longer than 3 single-spaced pages (12 point font, Times New Roman, one-inch margins) and should include background, research questions, methods, and potential significance of the research for policy, practice and/or theory building. Up to 5 references may be included but are not counted toward the 3-page limit. A 500 word abstract (that will be publicly shared) and detailed budget should also be included (but is not part of the page limit).

We strongly encourage:

  • Funds may be used as stipends for emerging scholars
  • Applications from emerging scholar / mentor pairs
  • Stated willingness to communicate and potentially coordinate with the other grantee and members of the awards committee about research questions and analyses
  • Analyses of disparities based on race/ethnicity, gender, or disability status
  • Analyses of exclusionary discipline (e.g., school suspensions and expulsions)

Awardees will be expected to provide a report that will be due January 1st, 2015. They will also be encouraged to submit the results of their work for consideration at the 2016 SRA Biennial Meeting.

Submit proposals and the CV of the Emerging Scholar (and mentor) to the SRA office at The deadline for proposals is May 31, 2014. Decisions will be announced by July 1.

About the CRDC:

The Departments of Education and Justice released the CRDC data for 2011-12 in March, 2014.

The Department of Education has posted highlights from the newest CRDC data:

A briefing paper series from the Research-to-Practice Collaborative was funded by Atlantic Philanthropies, and outlines the state of research, policy, and practice related to disparities in discipline:

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