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Research RFP on Competency Education

CompetencyWorks Blog

Author(s): Chris Sturgis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

Beth Miller

Beth Miller, Nellie Mae Education Foundation‘s, Director of Research and Evaluation, announced the release of  Research Request for Proposals (RFP)  focusing on competency education and other high-potential student-centered learning practices.  According to her email, “The goal of this funding opportunity is to deepen our understanding of how, why, under what conditions, and for whom student-centered approaches to learning promote both higher outcomes for all students and the closing of learning gaps for traditionally underserved groups.”

Are you interested? Proposals will be accepted from institutions and organizations that are eligible for grants from NMEF and meet all other requirements specified in the RFP. The RFP and supplementary documents are located here.  For the first time, NMEF will be accepting proposals only through a web-based portal.  To access the portal, you will need to set up an account. Directions on creating an account and submitting a proposal are included with the supplementary documents.  If you have a problem accessing the portal please contact Stephanie Cheney at [email protected] or 781.348.4240.

The deadlines for receipt of proposals in response to this RFP is noon on Wednesday, October 30th.  Any questions about the RFP process or content should be directed to [email protected].  Responses to questions will be posted in a frequently updated FAQ on the NMEF website.