NTN Teacher Action Research Grant


Teacher Action Research defined by Richard Sagori (2000):

A disciplined process of inquiry conducted by and for those taking the action. The primary reason for engaging in action research is to assist the “actor” in improving and/or refining his or her actions. Practitioners who engage in action research inevitably find it to be an empowering experience.  Action research helps educators be more effective at what they care most about — their teaching and the development of their students.

– [Sagor, R. (2000). Guiding School Improvement with Action Research. Alexandria, VA: ASCD]


Important grant deadlines:

  •  January 9, 2017:  Application deadline
  • June 1, 2017:  Project complete and final report due (~1500 word final report)
  • TBD:  Submit session proposal for NTAC


    (describe your sample, data collection plan, data analysis plan, and any instruments (surveys, rubrics, questionnaires, observation protocols/checklists, etc.)

    (1,000 word max)

    (describe by month when you will complete each activity described above)

    (description of each expense and the cost)

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  • Individual awards will be granted up to $500.  A maximum of two grants will be awarded each year.
  • Award funds may only be used for expenses directly related to conducting the research, as outlined in the proposal.
  • Awardees will also receive a waiver for NTAC registration

Selection Criteria

The NTN Teacher Action Research Grant is a competitive grant.  Proposals will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Feasibility
  • Significance of the problem statement
  • Use of appropriate research techniques
  • Access to data/sample