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Action Research Project Awards for Teachers


Sponsored by The Hoenny Center for Research and Development in Teaching

Contact:J. Terry Gates, Ed.D., President/CEO
The Hoenny Center for Research and Development in Teaching
PO Box 9388
St. Louis, MO 63117-0388

Phone: 314.567.5111
Description:The Hoenny Center Project Awards annually support up to five classroom research projects in the area of students as peer teachers. To qualify for funding, applicants must be full-time teachers of prekindergarten through grade 12 and conduct the research themselves. Projects should consist of gathering and summarizing data related to a professional question of interest to the teacher within the general area of peer teaching/learning in the classroom. Preference will be given to projects involving analysis of any or all of the following: descriptions of individual differences in studentsí teaching abilities; teacher attempts to improve studentsí teaching abilities; or student reflections on strategies, motivations, and rewards of helping other students learn.

Projects should involve a classroom research period of four to 10 weeks, with a final report due 60 days after the conclusion of data gathering. The report may be disseminated on the Hoenny Center website and in publications, pending the teacherís permission. Note that a report example, on an AP calculus action research project on peer teaching, is available at

The application process requires an initial email, sent to the contact email address, which provides a brief description of the project idea, as well as teaching position and contact information. If the project is accepted for funding consideration, the applicant is emailed an outline and questionnaire to submit for the final project proposal, due by the deadline. Note that the initial email must be sent prior to the deadline.
Eligibility:Public, Private, Charter
Award(s):Five grants up to $500 each are awarded annually.
Deadline(s):Final project proposals are due July 1, annually.
Focus:General Education, Professional Development
Grade Level(s):9-12, PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8
21st Century
Themes and Skills:
Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Innovation
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