FY 2022 Competition

FY 2022 Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Competitions

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FY 2022 Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Competition Announcement

On April 27, 2022, 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, Mid-phase, and Expansion competitions.

TIMELINE FOR FY 2022 EARLY-PHASE, MID-PHASE, AND EXPANSION COMPETITIONS

Early-phase

Applications Available: April 29, 2022.
Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: May 27, 2022.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 21, 2022.
Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 21, 2022.

Mid-phase

Applications Available: April 29, 2022.
Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: May 27, 2022.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 21, 2022.
Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 22, 2022.

Expansion:

Applications Available: April 29, 2022.
Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: May 27, 2022.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 21, 2022.
Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 22, 2022.

The following competition-specific Notice includes additional details:

Application Materials for Early-phase, 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.

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
  • Applicant Eligibility Instructions—Mid-phase Grants MS Word
  • Applicant Eligibility Instructions—Expansion Grants MS Word

Evidence Checklist

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.

EIR 101 Webinar 

Pre-Application Webinar

PowerPoint | Recording

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
2 Eligibility PowerPoint
3 Matching and Other General Requirements PowerPoint
4EP Early-phase Priorities and Evidence Requirement PowerPoint
4MP Mid-phase Priorities and Evidence Requirement PowerPoint
Understanding the Evidence Definitions Used for U. S. Department of Education Programs Presentation by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) that includes audio: PowerPoint (11 MB)
Using the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) to Identify Strong or Moderate Evidence of Positive Effects from Education Interventions that includes audio: PowerPoint (12 MB)
4EX Expansion Priorities and Evidence Requirement PowerPoint
5EP Early-phase Selection Criteria and Scoring PowerPoint
5MP Mid-phase Selection Criteria and Scoring PowerPoint
5EXP Expansion Selection Criteria and Scoring PowerPoint
6 Preparing a Budget Narrative PowerPoint
7 Documents to Include in an Application PowerPoint
8 Applying in Grants.Gov PowerPoint
Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs: www.federalregister.gov/d/2021-27979