The Vision Grants allow teams to join together and generate ideas for collaborative scholarship that develops a new vision of what equitable educational systems can look like, consider which disciplines have taken up these issues previously (and why they have fallen short or encountered limitations), and foreground important ideas that will allow new and ambitious research to emerge.
Vision Grants will provide planning funds for teams to develop proposals for research projects that:
For example, Vision Grants might lead to research projects that:
While the Vision Grant program stands on its own to spark research ideas and collaborations, being awarded a Vision Grant is also a prerequisite for applying to the Foundation's Transformative Research Grant program (TRG, $3.5 million), which are designed for large-scale research projects that transform education systems for equity.
For more information, see: https://www.spencer.org/grant_types/vision-grants.pdf#page=2