02 October 2018.



 The USA.



Lyle Spencer Research Awards Program Statement

The Lyle Spencer Research Awards Program is intended to support intellectually ambitious research oriented to improving the practice of education, independent of any particular reform agendas or methodological strictures. It supports projects with budgets up to $1 million.

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The Lyle Spencer Research Awards Program is an assertion of our determination to search for and support challenging, original, and constructive scholarship and research. Through this endeavor, we hope to press our colleagues in the research community to raise their level of intellectual ambition: to do work that is thoughtful, critical of prevailing assumptions, self-critical about the work and its limitations, and relevant to the aim of building knowledge for improved educational practice.

Specializations for studying on this opportunity:

  • Engineering.
  • Humanities.
  • Life Sciences.
  • Social Science.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for a Lyle Spencer Research Award must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession.
  • The PI must be affiliated with a college, university, school district, non-profit research facility, or non-profit cultural institution that is willing to serve as the administering organization if the grant is awarded. The Spencer Foundation does not award grants directly to individuals.
  • 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.


  • Lyle Spencer Research Award budgets are limited to $1,000,000, including indirect costs.
  • Budgets may include indirect costs equaling 15% of the direct costs of the proposed project.
  • PIs and Co-PIs may only hold one active research grant from the Spencer Foundation at a time. Simultaneous submissions to the Foundation from PIs and Co-PIs are discouraged due to this policy. (This restriction does not apply to the administering organization; organizations may submit as many proposals as they like as long as they are for different projects and have different research teams).

How to Apply

First Step: you must register and create a profile here.

Second Step: After logging in, complete the information requested on the My Profile page and upload your current CV (10-page limit) here.

Third Step: To create a new draft LOI application, on the Workbench click the Apply button for the Lyle Spencer Research Awards Program. 

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This Scholarship Published by:
Sarra Messili /Algeria

Reviewed by” Lenah Hafez/ Egypt
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MARJ3 Scholarships team