Internal Funding

Internal Funding for Pilot Research

Internal Funding for Pilot Research is a policy created for faculty to get pilot grant work. Limited funds available for faculty interested in pilot research. More information will be forthcoming.

Travel Funding for Faculty and Students

The Office of Research is committed to helping faculty and students travel to conferences around the world to present their own research and connect with others conducting research in the field of education. Students and faculty from within SED regularly present at the annual AERA and APA conferences and also travel to field-specific conferences across the United States and the World. Students and faculty may apply for funding through the Office of Research; priority is given those who are presenting research.

SED Graduate Research and Scholarship Awards (GRASA)

The SED Office of Research will award two competitive Research Grants for the 2014-15 school year in the amount of $1,500 each. An additional limited fund is available for small research requests.

Smaller award amounts are available for the following:

1. Attendance at conferences, including registration fees and travel costs (please note that priority will be given to those students presenting research that is a part of a paper presentation);
2. Costs of conducting research (including purchase of published instruments such as surveys or inventories, or statistical consulting);

To apply for the GRASA awards, please fill out the GRASA application form, and make sure your statement includes the following information:

Please provide a detailed proposal for research funding. This proposal should include (I) a description of your proposed project, (II) a budget and budget justification, and (III) a statement of how the funding will contribute to your degree advancement.

Section I: Your proposal should include a statement of your research problem and a description of your proposed methods. (Maximum length = 3 pages double-spaced)

Section II: On a separate page, include a detailed budget (for example, if you need to travel, include actual costs of flights, hotels, etc. If you need statistical consulting, include the rates of the person you would work with) and include a budget justification (i.e., why do you need funding for these items). Your budget should not include resources that are already available to students within SED or at BU (e.g., items you can check out from the IMC). (Maximum length = 1 page)

Section III: Include a rationale for why the funding would help your advancement to degree, or would support your research and scholarship. (Maximum length = 300 words)

We recommend that your faculty sponsor review your application prior to submission.

To apply for funding, please visit the GRASA application form. Please direct any questions or concerns to the Associate Dean for Research, V. Scott Solberg at ssolberg@bu.edu. Please cc your advisor as well.

In your application, please include your BU ID and your contact information. Please provide a detailed statement about what you need the funding for, and a detailed budget of how much you need. (For example, if you need to travel, include actual costs of flights, hotels, etc. If you need statistical consulting, include the rates of the person you would work with.) Finally, include a rationale for why the funding would help your advancement to degree, or would support your research and scholarship. The rationale for your request should be no more than one single-spaced page.

There are two application deadlines each academic year: October 27 and February 15. Applications will be reviewed by committee after each deadline. Students who receive an award will be asked to submit a one-page report on the outcome of their funded work. Please note that awards must be used by the end of the fiscal year, June 30.

Click here to view recent recipients.

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