Information Request from NCER for Potential Program

The National Center for Education Research (NCER), a center within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), is seeking insight to guide its efforts to fund quick-turnaround high-reward, scalable solutions intended to improve education outcomes for all students. 

This RFI is focused on a proposed new program called “From Seedlings to Scale” (S2S). IES is considering a three-phase investment strategy for S2S to support transformative ideas as they grow from seedlings to scalable solutions. As proposed, S2S would focus on high quality research, robust product development, and sustainability and scaling in the education marketplace.

IES is soliciting public comment on two topics, Focus Areas and Program Design, to inform the development of the S2S program. Learn more about the program and share your comments by November 13, 2023 here.