The Foundation is currently accepting Research Project (RP) proposals and Existing Program Evaluation (EPE) proposals that have the potential to provide data that will inform how to address disparities in educational opportunities associated with race, ethnicity, and family income.
Existing Program Evaluation (EPE proposals):
- Primary aim:
- What works: The primary aim must concern evaluating the effectiveness of programs designed to promote positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children (birth through 18 years) with the goal of informing ways to close the educational opportunity gaps associated with race, ethnicity, and income.
- Secondary aims may also focus on one or more of the following:
- What works for whom, under what conditions: Investigate variations in program effects; that is, test for moderation effects that inform whether effects are stronger for certain groups and/or under certain conditions than other groups or conditions.
- Reasons for effects: Investigate mechanisms through which effects occur; that is, test for mediation effects that inform why the program is effective.
- Cost-benefit analyses: Compare the total costs of the program (start-up and ongoing operational costs) with its estimated monetary benefits to determine the net cost or benefit associated with the program.
Research Project (RP) proposals:
- Primary and secondary aims:
- The Primary and any secondary aims must concern obtaining information that will inform how to address disparities in educational opportunities associated with race, ethnicity, and/or family income.
- The proposed project may span up to three years
- Due to having a small staff, the Foundation is typically unable to discuss individual projects prior to the submission of a Stage 1 application. However, potential applicants have the option of submitting a 500-word (maximum) statement to obtain general feedback concerning the proposal’s potential fit with the Foundation’s mission and funding priorities prior to submitting a Stage 1 application. Please note that this optional 500-word statement submission is NOT a Stage 1 application.
- If you elect to submit a statement for preview:
- Provide the name and contact information for the Principal Investigator and the sponsoring institution
- In a 500-word statement, describe:
- The significance of the issue that the proposed project would address
- The specific aims of the proposed project
- A brief description of the proposed methodology
- The estimated timeline of the proposed project
- An estimate of the total budget that would be requested from the Foundation
- Other support sought or secured for the project, if applicable
- State how you heard of this Brady Education Foundation grant opportunity
- Convert statement to .pdf format and email contact information and statement to applications@BradyEducationFoundation.org
- 500-word statements will NOT be accepted for review:
- January 1 – February 15
- May 1 – June 15
- September 1 – October 15
- There is a two-stage application process:
- Stage 1 applications must be submitted using a Brady Education Foundation application form (either a Stage 1 Program Evaluation Application (EPE) or a Stage 1 Research Project Application (RP), depending on the study aims). Email applications@BradyEducationFoundation.org to request a Stage 1 Program Evaluation Application (EPE) or Research Project (RP) Application, as applicable. Applications that do not use either form will be disqualified and not reviewed by the Board.
- Review all information provided below concerning Submission Timetable, Review Criteria, and Funding Policies before completing application.
- See Inquiries section above concerning the option to submit a 500-word statement for pre-review prior to completing and submitting a Stage 1 application. Note that these optional 500-word statements are only to gain general feedback prior to submitting a Stage 1 application; these optional 500-word statements are NOT a Stage 1 application (see above for further information about obtaining a pre-review prior to submitting a Stage 1 application).
- After completing application, convert application form and the six required attachments to .pdf format and combine into one PDF document. Required attachments include (see application form for complete instructions for each):
- Budget justification
- Timeline with benchmarks
- CVs/Resumes of each key personnel (maximum 3 pages)
- Letter of Support from each partnering organization
- Letter of Approval from applicant institution / organization
- Proof of tax-exempt status for applicant and partnering institutions / organizations
- Submit entire application as one .pdf document to: applications@BradyEducationFoundation.org.
- You can expect to receive a confirmation email. If you do NOT receive a confirmation email within three days of submitting, please message the Foundation via the “Contact Us” page on this website.
- Full Board review determines if applicant is approved to submit a Stage 2 application.
- If approved by the Full Board, the applicant will be invited to submit a Stage 2 application; Stage 2 applications are accepted by invitation only.
- Stage 2 application guidelines are provided when invited to submit.
Stage 1 Applications are accepted throughout the year. Submission deadlines and funding cycles are as follows:
|Stage 1 Proposal
|If Invited to Continue,
Stage 2 Proposal Due Date
Start Date Range
|12/1/2022||2/15/2023||4/1/2023||6/15/2023||9/1/2023 – 12/31/2023|
|4/1/2023||6/15/2023||8/1/2023||10/15/2023||1/1/2024 – 4/30/2024|
|8/1/2023||10/15/2023||12/1/2023||2/15/2024||5/1/2024 – 8/31/2024|
|12/1/2023||2/15/2024||4/1/2024||6/15/2024||9/1/2024 – 12/31/2024|
|4/1/2024||6/15/2024||8/1/2024||10/15/2024||1/1/2025 – 4/30/2025|
|8/1/2024||10/15/2024||12/1/2024||2/15/2025||5/1/2025 – 8/31/2025|
|12/1/2024||2/15/2025||4/1/2025||6/15/2025||9/1/2025 – 12/31/2025|
|4/1/2025||6/15/2025||8/1/2025||10/15/2025||1/1/2026 – 4/30/2026|