AIR Awarded Eight IES Education Research Grants

Washington, D.C. – The American Institutes for Research (AIR) has been awarded eight grants from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) that will deepen understanding and evidence that can be used to improve education. AIR and its partners will use the grants to conduct research on a broad range of educational topics, including social emotional learning, effective teaching, English language learners, and narrowing achievement gaps.  

Established in 2002, IES is the independent, non-partisan research, evaluation, and statistics arm of the U.S. Department of Education. IES funds grants allow academic institutions and other organizations to conduct research on what works for improving education, from early childhood to adulthood.  

“AIR’s mission focuses on using, conducting and applying the best social and behavioral science research and evaluation toward improving people's lives, with an emphasis on the disadvantaged. Grants such as these from IES are ideal vehicles for advancing our mission,” said David Myers, President and Chief Executive Officer of AIR. “The federal government’s continued investment in rigorous, relevant research is critical for advancing the use of evidence in education.” 

2018 IES Research Grants Awarded to AIR

About AIR
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of education, health, and the workforce. For more information, visit


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