The National Center for Research in Geography Education (NCRGE) invites proposals to develop new collaborative and interdisciplinary
research networks addressing major questions and challenges in geography education. Through this program, NCRGE aspires to strengthen geography education research processes and promote the growth of sustainable, and potentially transformative, lines of research.

Synopsis: This program will establish thematic research groups to support the implementation of the Road Map Project research agenda. Funds may be requested to catalyze group research planning and networking through research fellowships, research meetings, and research clearinghouse activities.

Eligibility: The lead Principal Investigator must be a U.S.-based researcher affiliated with a university or organization currently in the NCRGE research coordination network. International collaborators are encouraged and may be included in a proposed thematic research group.

Priority Areas: Proposals are welcome on any geography education research topic that directly supports the Road Map Project research agenda. Of special interest this year are proposals to establish new research groups in the areas of assessment, informal geography education, and teacher education and training (pre-service or in-service), including work related to GeoCapabilities (

Application deadline: May 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm local proposer’s time.

Funding: NCRGE anticipates the availability of $60,000 to support projects under the 2017 Transformative Research program. Proposals may request a maximum of $20,000 for projects lasting up to 12 months.

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