FY 2020 COMPETITION
FY 2020 Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Competitions
LINKS TO OTHER COMPETITION-RELATED PAGES
FY 2020 Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Competition Announcement
On April 10, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education published in the Federal Register, the notice inviting applications for the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program’s Mid-phase competition. At this time, the U.S. Department of Education does not intend to release a notice inviting applications for the EIR Expansion competition for FY 2020.
On April 13, 2020, the Department published a Notice of Proposed Priority in the Federal Register related to teacher-directed professional learning. The deadline for public comments was May 13, 2020.
On July 29, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education published in the Federal Register, the notice inviting applications for the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program’s Early-phase competition.
TIMELINE FOR FY 2020 EARLY-PHASE AND MID-PHASE COMPETITIONS
- Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: August 18, 2020
- Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: September 10, 2020
- Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: November 10, 2020
- Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: April 30, 2020
- Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 15, 2020
- Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 14, 2020
The following competition-specific Notice includes additional details:
Application Materials for Early-phase and Mid-phase Competitions
Each application will be reviewed under the competition it was submitted under in the Grants.gov system, and only applications that are successfully submitted by the established deadline will be peer reviewed. Applicants should be careful that they download the intended EIR application package and to submit their applications under the intended EIR competition.
- Early-phase: STEM Application Package
- Early-phase: Teacher-Directed Professional Learning Application Package
- Mid-phase Application Package
Notice of Intent to Apply
Applicants are strongly encouraged to notify the Department of intent to submit an application for funding under the Education Innovation and Research Program (EIR). Please note that an entity that submits a notice of intent to apply is not obligated to apply for an EIR grant, nor is it bound to the information provided in its notice of intent to apply.
Eligibility Checklist Documents
This Eligibility Checklist document provides guidance on how applicants may consider documenting the eligibility requirements. Applicants may consider attaching their documentation for eligibility requirements to the SF 424 Form and Appendix F.
- Applicant Eligibility Instructions—Early-phase Grants MS Word (34 KB)
- Applicant Eligibility Instructions—Mid-phase Grants MS Word (72 KB)
- Applicant Eligibility Instructions Example PDF (251 KB)
This Evidence Requirements Checklist is intended to help applicants determine what studies to include on the Evidence Form with their application for the purposes of meeting the evidence requirement. Applicants can use the checklist as an informal worksheet to understand the evidence criteria used to review studies and learn about additional evidence-related resources available online.
- Applicant Evidence Checklist—Mid-phase MS Word (60 KB)
Overview of the FY2020 EIR Competition: Pre-recorded Webinar
Early-phase Competition Overview: Pre-Recorded Webinar: Pre-recorded Webinar
Informational PowerPoints and Resources
These informational PowerPoints are meant to introduce you to the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Program and will provide you with a general overview of the EIR program’s purposes, its three-tiered funding structure, and the three separate EIR grant competitions. The goal is to help you better understand the program and what you need to know to prepare a successful application.
If you are planning to apply to EIR, you should read carefully the specific notice inviting applications (NIA) and the specific application package for the competition to which you are applying. These slides are for information purposes only, and applicants should rely upon the NIA for the official competition requirements.
|Informational PowerPoints||Click on PowerPoints Below|
|1 Overview of EIR’s Competitions||PowerPoint (919 KB)|
|2 Eligibility||PowerPoint (947 KB)|
|3 Matching and Other General Requirements||PowerPoint (947 KB)|
|4EP Early-phase Priorities and Evidence Requirement||PowerPoint (984 KB)|
|4MP Mid-phase Priorities and Evidence Requirement||PowerPoint (1 MB)|
|5EP Early-phase Selection Criteria and Scoring||PowerPoint (931 KB)|
|5MP Mid-phase Selection Criteria and Scoring||PowerPoint (964 KB)|
|6 Preparing a Budget Narrative||PowerPoint (917 KB)|
|7 Documents to Include in an Application||PowerPoint (882 KB)|
|8 Applying in Grants.Gov||PowerPoint (893 KB)|