College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.


School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills. This site provides links to privately funded grant opportunities based in educational research.
While most Federal grants can be found at, this site provides a listing of individual federal agencies and private grant sites.

Private Foundations

The Spencer Foundation looks for applications that fit within one or more of four areas of inquiry. These are: The Relation between Education and Social Opportunity; Organizational Learning in Schools, School Systems, and Higher Education Institutions; Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Resources; Purposes and Values of Education. In addition to proposals in these defined areas, the Foundation provides an opportunity to submit field-initiated proposals outside these areas.

The Wallace Foundation most often identifies prospective grantees and invite them, through "requests for proposals" or other careful screening. They support and sharing effective ideas and practices in five major initiatives: School Leadership; After School; Summer and Extended Learning Time; Arts Education; and Audience Development for the Arts.

There are many other opportunities. If you have a specific type of project in mind, please contact this office for support.