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New COVID-19 Research Funding Opportunity

The Collaboratory is requesting research and evaluation proposals addressing the impact of COVID-19 on student learning across North Carolina and the efficacy of state and local policies and programs put in place during the pandemic.

A $6 million appropriation from the North Carolina General Assembly to monitor, assess and address the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19 across North Carolina has made this research opportunity possible.

The goal of this RFP is to produce data and information that will inform and guide evidence-based decisions to remediate the consequences of lost instructional time and accelerate learning for students whose education has been impacted by COVID-19.

The research aspect of this RFP is centered around the longitudinal impact of COVID-19 on student learning in North Carolina and the evaluation aspect is centered around the effectiveness of ESSER II Fund policies/programs during the pandemic.

This RFP is targeted at institutions of higher learning across North Carolina. Such institutions will be able to request a minimum of $150,000 and a maximum of $500,000 to conduct their research.

Important Dates and Details

The deadline to apply is August 31, 2022, and award announcements will be on or before October 1, 2022. Once applicants have received funding, projects can start as early as October 1, 2022. The anticipated duration of projects is up to 24 months and the maximum funding request is $500,000 per project.

To learn more about this opportunity, visit the COVID-19 Learning Impact Program 2022 webpage.

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