U.S. Department of Education: Call for Peer Reviewers for 2019 Education Innovation and Research (EIR)

U.S. Department of Education: Call for Peer Reviewers for 2019 Education Innovation and Research (EIR)



Education Innovation and Research (EIR)
Early-phase, Mid-phase, and Expansion Grants
U.S. Department of Education

The Administration has received funding for the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program for FY 2019. In the FY 2019 EIR grant competition, we seek to support: 1) innovative K-12 education projects that have the potential to increase student achievement and attainment, particularly among high-need students; and 2) the expansion (or scaling) of education practices that have evidence of effectiveness.

In support of this competition, we now seek individuals who can participate in review panels that will help us to select grant award winners, to provide written analysis and scoring of submitted grant applications, and to provide constructive written feedback to applicants.

Who Would Be Successful Peer Reviewers of EIR Grant Applications?

  • Persons who are school principals or other school leaders (such as curriculum coordinators or coaching specialists), teachers, district leaders, foundation officers, university faculty (who work with schools), researchers, evaluators, professional development providers, or other individuals who have significant and current K-12 education experience.
  • Persons who have administrative, project management, or some other leadership experience which helps them to bridge their understanding of what happens in the classroom with what it takes to implement, sustain, and grow new educational programs.
  • Persons who have wide-ranging experience, and who can discriminate across a variety of K-12 areas to identify the ideas that are most promising vs. those which are commonplace or less likely to be effective.
  • Persons who have direct K-12 experience and expertise in at least two of the following content areas:
    Rural Education STEM/Computer Science School Climate Standards and Assessments
    Postsecondary Access/Preparation Data Driven Instruction School Leadership/Principal Effectiveness Social Emotional Learning
    Dropout Prevention and Re-engagement English Learners School Turnaround Teacher Preparation
    Character & Civic Education Professional Development Early Learning Education Technology (including Distance Ed)
    School Choice Vocational Education Program Evaluation Parent/Family Engagement

    Persons who are excellent writers, good critical thinkers, and committed to completing assigned tasks in a professional and timely manner.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019