This page lists resources in support of educational research projects by general area of interest. Select materials based on the types of topics that you would like to investigate.
Research on Educational Issues in General
- Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development: A Report from the Institute of Education Sciences
U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation. August 2013
- U.S. Department of Education - Research & Statistics page
This page gives links to Dept of Education research funding possibilities and also provides links to Department-supported research.
Research on Technology and Tools
- Department of Education Office of Educational Technology
- Educational Technology Research and Development Journal; available online to NMU community through Olson Library.
Research in the teaching of STEM disciplines
- Describing and Measuring STEM Teaching Practices
- DBER 2012 Report: Discipline-Based Education Research: Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering
Committee on the Status, Contributions, and Future Directions of Discipline-Based Education Research; Board on Science Education; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Research Council
- National Science Foundation
The NSF provides funding for research on education in the STEM fields for K-12 and collegiate institutions. They have a variety of different possible programs. The best way to get started is to search for education or teaching and see what funding solicitations are currently in effect. Many of these programs fund annually, but others may be one-time solicitations.
Research in the teaching of Arts & Humanities
- National Endowment for the Arts
The NEA provides grant support for institutions and individuals, including some dedicated to outreach and arts education.
Research in the teaching of Social Sciences
- Teaching Sociology Journal. Selected articles available online through ASA website. 4/1997 - 4/2013 issues available through Olson Library.
Support Services from the NMU Grants & Research Office
- Grants & Research can provide lots of help in finding funding sources, putting together grants, and grant management once you receive an award. Contact them early and often!