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CHAPTER VII-OFFICE OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND IMPROVEMENT,

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Part 700

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Educational research grant program

Regional educational laboratories and research
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Strengthening research library resources
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$700.2 Who is eligible for an award?

The following are eligible for awards under the Educational Research Grant Programs:

(a) Institutions of higher education. (b) Public and private organizations, institutions, and agencies.

(c) Individuals.

(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1221e)

§700.3 What types of activities may the Secretary fund?

(a) The Secretary may fund applications that include, but are not limited to, those designed to carry out one or more of the following activities:

(1) Educational research.

(2) Dissemination of educational research.

(3) Training of individuals in educational research.

(b) For each competition, the Secretary may restrict applications to one or more of the activities in paragraph (a) of this section.

(c) For each competition for invitational applications announced in the FEDERAL REGISTER, the Secretary may restrict educational research projects to one or more of the following activities:

(1) Basic research.
(2) Applied research.
(3) Development.
(4) Planning.
(5) Surveys.
(6) Assessments.
(7) Evaluations.
(8) Investigations.
(9) Experiments.

(10) Demonstrations in education and fields related to education. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1221e)

§ 700.4 What priorities may the Secretary establish?

(a) For each competition for invitational applications, the Secretary may select funding priorities from a list of biennial research priorities published in the FEDERAL REGISTER for public comment pursuant to section 405(b)(4) of the Act. These biennial research priorities may include one or more priorities from paragraph (b) of this section.

(b) The Secretary may also select one or more funding priorities from the following list of priorities or combinations of these priorities:

(1) Learning.

(2) Teaching.

(3) Technology in education.

(4) Instructional processes and materials, including textbooks and computer software for instruction.

(5) Education and staff development for teachers, administrators, and other education staff.

(6) Organization and management of schools, including effective education leadership.

(7) Evaluation and indicators, including testing, measurement, and standards of performance.

(8) Governance of education, including school board policies and practices. (9) Educational finance and productivity.

(10) Education and the law.

(11) Dissemination and knowledge utilization in education.

(12) Improvement in education, including State and local reform initiatives.

(13) Student achievement, including students' motivation to learn, their failure to learn, and their failure to attend school and graduate.

(14) Home, family, cultural, and community influences on education, including parental choice and involvement in schooling.

(15) Education, work, and careers. (16) Equity and excellence, including the effects of ability grouping.

(17) Guidance and counseling. (18) International education. (19) English literacy, including reading, writing, and language skills.

(20) Mathematics.

(21) Science.

(22) Foreign languages.

(23) Early childhood education. (24) History and social sciences including economics, geography, political science, sociology, anthropology, and psychology.

(25) Physical and health education. (26) Humanities, including music, art, literature, and dance.

(27) Citizenship and character education.

(28) Elementary education. (29) Secondary education.

(30) Early adolescent education. (31) Adolescent education. (32) Postsecondary education. (33) Adult and continuing education. (34) Teachers.

(35) School professionals and personnel.

(36) Public and private institutions. (37) School discipline and crime in schools.

(38) Education of special popula tions, including the educationally disadvantaged or students at-risk, those with limited English proficiency, the handicapped, immigrants, and the academically gifted and talented.

(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1221e)

§700.5 What regulations apply?

The following regulations apply to grants under the Educational Research Grant Program:

(a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) 34 CFR Part 74 (Administration of Grants), Part 75 (Direct Grant Programs), Part 77 (Definitions that Apply to Department Regula tions), Part 78 (Education Appeal Board) and Part 80 (Uniform Adminis trative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Government).

(b) The regulations in this Part 700. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1221e)

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