Research Grants Program To Understand Educational Policy And Practice

Organisation: Center for Education and Ethics

Apply By:  06/11/2018

The Center for Education and Ethics has announced a Research grant program that encourages applicants to understand educational policy and practice in broad terms, including issues that directly relate to K-12 schools and higher education institutions, but also concerning policies that influence children’s growth and development in the family and other institutions.


  • the proper content of moral education and of the rights of parents to choose its content
  • the place of religion in schools
  • justice and efficiency in the allocation of public funds across schools and school districts
  • the content of the curriculum
  • the commercialization of schools and childhoods generally
  • the obligations to students with special educational needs
  • the proper content of sex education in particular and “education for living” more generally (concerning e.g., parenting, financial self-management) and the extent to which it is right for schools to defer to parental preferences regarding these matters
  • the moral rights of school students to privacy, to freedom of expression, to freedom of association
  • the rights and obligations of teachers with respect to abusive or violent children
  • should schools cultivate the virtues needed to sustain a democratic society, and if so, what are they and how is this best done given the other values schools should realize and pursue
  • ethical considerations in college admissions and enrollment

Funding Information

Budgets will be evaluated as part of the review process and may not exceed $40,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Proposals are accepted from the U.S. and internationally, however all proposals must be submitted in English and budgets must be proposed in U.S. Dollars.
  • Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for a research grant must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field.
  • The PI must be affiliated with a college, university, or non-profit research facility that is willing to serve as the fiscal agent if the grant is awarded. They cannot award grants directly to individuals.