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)

We are pleased to announce that we have available a modest fund to which graduate students may apply to request support for their research and scholarship.

Requests for awards may include:

  1. Attendance at conferences, including registration fees and travel costs;
  2. Costs of conducting research (including purchase of published instruments such as surveys or inventories, or statistical consulting); and
  3. Other activities that are necessary to complete a research project or dissertation.

Funds may not be used as a stipend for the applicant. Preference will be given to doctoral students, but master’s level students are also welcome to apply. The maximum award will be $500, and no more than one award per year will be granted to any student.

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 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 15 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.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at the School of Education benefit from the community feel of a small school along with the resources of a large university. Our students are in the field in both urban and suburban schools as early as their first year at SED.

Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.