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2021 IES Grant Essentials: Getting the most out of your submissions

Looking to get the most out of your grant submissions? CYFS is here to help.

Faculty wanting to learn more about Institute of Education Sciences (IES) grant funding, or who are planning a new submission or resubmission, are encouraged to attend the center’s 2021 IES Grant Essentials series.

The series began April 23 and continues with monthly sessions through July. Each session will provide an overview of IES grant funding, outline resources for developing a successful application and let you know how to maximize CYFS support for your grant.

Sessions are open to any faculty member wanting to learn more about IES grant funding, or who is planning a new submission or a re-submission. You may register for any session, or all of them as a package.

The four sessions include:

Session 1: “IES 101”

  • IES funding mechanisms
  • Tips and Q&A with a successful applicant

View Session 1.

Session 2: “Preparing IES Budgets”

  • IES budget preparation
  • Pre-award process

View Session 2.

Session 3: “Tips on Writing Your IES Research Plan”

  • Methodology for various project types
  • Reviewers’ perspectives

View Session 3.

Session 4: “Beyond the Study: Other IES Components” — Friday, July 16, 9-10 a.m. CDT

  • Examples from successful proposals
  • Strategies for letters of support, dissemination plans and more

View Session 4.

Session 5: “Cost & Cost-Effectiveness Analyses: What, Why and How?” — Friday, July 30, 9-10 a.m. CDT

  • Analysis steps
  • Proposal tips
  • Applied example

View Session 5.

If you plan to submit or resubmit a proposal to IES, or are unsure, please email CYFS at as soon as possible.

If none of the sessions are convenient, or if you have any questions about IES grants, please contact Julie to arrange individual meetings to cover IES grant essentials.