Research & Grant Administration

Moving the Dial on Education Issues That Matter

The College of Education at Penn State faculty are actively involved in a wide array of interdisciplinary research initiatives that address today’s pressing societal issues, with a commitment to creating a more equitable and just education system for all. Our department supports more than a dozen centers for research and community engagement that advance today’s relevant educational causes, including educational inequality, civil rights, rural education, educational policy, professional development of educators, STEM education, adult literacy, and distance education. Our grants administrators take the guesswork out of the process by providing guidance and administrative and management services for all sponsored projects, including grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements - from reviewing foundation guidelines to logistics, budgets, proposal submissions, and more.

Research Spotlight

Faculty moving moving the dial of education research to meet the needs of today's learners. Click "learn more" to meet some of these researchers.

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Active Projects


Faculty are currently engaged in over 100 externally funded projects.

Externally Funded Projects

$72+ M

College Faculty are actively engaged in research projects addressing pressing societal issues focused on creating a more equitable and just education system.

Research Centers & Institutes


The College supports multiple centers for research and community engagement addressing a multitude of relevant societal issues.