Grants & Research
School of Education externally funded projects focus on research, training, professional development, curriculum development and direct service to grade preK-12 students. Awards additionally support stipends for high school and University students and scholarships for students enrolled in BU classes. As well, some projects present research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. On-site and campus-based projects involve teachers and students from area schools, particularly Boston and Chelsea, as well as collaborations with colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh, Gallaudet University, the University of Massachusetts-Boston, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Harvard University, Boston College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Wellesley College, the Center for Civic Education, Math for America, and The Learning Center for the Deaf among others. School of Education faculty members also collaborate with faculty members from across the University on sponsored research projects.
Currently, the School of Education houses both a classic and a Math/Science Upward Bound program serving first-generation college bound students from Boston and Chelsea high schools. Faculty from the Programs in Deaf Studies have secured funding for research, as well as student scholarship aid, professional development, curriculum development and teacher training aimed at improving and expanding the current Program to make it more accessible to a wider range of students thereby increasing the number of matriculated students in this program. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Education will support a project which will develop, test and evaluate an assessment of American Sign Language for Deaf children. The National Science Foundation continues to provide direct support for two Noyce Scholars Programs which offer scholarships for Mathematics Education graduate students with particular emphasis on the recruitment and preparation of STEM professionals for teaching in urban schools. Teacher training, research and programs that offer direct service to pre-school and school-age children and their families are supported by federal and state government agencies, area school districts and foundations.
For a complete list of externally funded projects, please click here.