Paul P. Fidler Research Grant - Designed to encourage the development and dissemination of knowledge that has potential to improve the experiences of college students in transition.
Lumina Foundation - Supports the following types of endeavors, working diligently to ensure that all funded projects promote access, attainment and adult learning:
Research to expand knowledge and improve practices that affect students’ access and success in postsecondary education.
Innovative programs , guided by research, that present practical approaches to access and attainment among underserved students and adult learners.
Activities that enhance the impact of Lumina Foundation-funded research and programs, such as leadership development, communication, evaluation and public policy analysis.
Pew Charitable Trusts- Education - The partners of the Trusts' Education program tend to be state and national child advocacy organizations with a focus on preschool for all 3- and 4-year-olds; research universities; and groups representing important constituencies in the prekindergarten policy arena, such as business, health, law enforcement and K-12 education. We develop our working partnerships in ways that make clear our mutual agreements and the individual activities for which each member is responsible. Our partners share our goals and have the expertise and ability to achieve timely, meaningful results in a complex and changing policy environment.
We welcome inquiries from potential partners who share our desire to ensure that all 3- and 4- year-olds have access to high-quality prekindergarten education.
Susan K. Urahn has directed two programs since arriving at the Trusts in 1994: Planning and Evaluation, where she was instrumental in implementing strategy development and program design throughout the Trusts' work and; since 2000, the Education program, where she designed the portfolio in early education. She holds a doctorate in education and previously served as an education analyst with the Minnesota legislature.
For more information on our education work or partnership opportunities, contact Susan Urahn and her staff.
write c/o The Pew Charitable Trusts,
2005 Market Street, Suite 1700 ,
Philadelphia , PA 19103
Hewlett Packard has awarded 25 schools in the U.S. and Canada a total of $2.1 million in wireless technology, cash and professional development as part of the 2005 HP Technology for Teaching Leadership grants program.
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is providing nearly $38 billion this year to states and school districts, primarily through formula-based grant programs, to improve elementary and secondary schools and meet the special needs of students. ED is providing about $2.5 billion to help strengthen teaching and learning in colleges and other postsecondary institutions and $5 billion to support rehabilitation, adult education, research and development, statistics, and assessment.
The Spencer Foundation - From the first, the Foundation has been dedicated to the belief that research is necessary to the improvement in education. The Foundation is thus committed to supporting high-quality investigation of education through its research programs and to strengthening and renewing the educational research community through its fellowship and training programs and related activities.
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation - Founded in 1945, ths is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement of excellence in education through the identification of critical needs and the development of effective national programs to address them. This combination of analysis and translation into action is the Foundation’s unique contribution.
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