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Research Partner Support: Request for Proposals

The National Research Collaborative on Competency-Based Education and Learning at AIR supports research in competency-based education and learning (CBE/L), with the primary mission of building research to answer key questions prioritized by policymakers and practitioners. With support from the Lumina Foundation, AIR is soliciting brief proposals for activities, such as research projects, research partnerships, and field building tools that are tied to research, continuous improvement, or the use of data. We invite and encourage researchers—those who are currently engaged in CBE/L research activities or those who have a strong interest in breaking into the field—to respond.

All research partners will receive support making connections with other researchers, institutions, and data for analyses, in addition to support in amplifying and disseminating findings and products. Beyond this, a limited number of research projects aligned to the Collaborative’s research priorities will receive funding, with an average grant amount of $25,000. The final number of projects and amounts funded will be based on the proposals received and their fit with the National Research Collaborative’s research agenda. Proposals should be e-mailed to The deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m. ET on June 14, 2019. Questions may be submitted until May 31, 2019, at

Getting Involved With the National Research Collaborative

We are always interested in new collaborations and partnerships. If you have an idea for a research project or would simply like to get more information about how to get involved with the National Research Collaborative, please complete this brief form.