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College of Education

Cindy Shuman
Acting Associate Dean for Research and External Funding and Executive Director, Office of Educational Innovation and Evaluation
Bluemont Hall Room 017
1114 Mid-Campus Drive North

College of Education
006 Bluemont Hall
1114 Mid-Campus Drive North
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-7304 fax

Office of Associate Dean for Research
and External Funding

The Office of the Associate Dean for Research and External Funding is a catalyst for identifying opportunities, providing professional development for proposal development, facilitating interdisciplinary projects and working with campus-wide initiatives related to faculty research and external funding efforts.

Our primary goals are to:

  1. To strengthen the research capacity and output of the College of Education (COE) to increase the number of research publications from the college, increase research collaboration within the college and across campus, and to prepare graduate students as educational researchers;
  2. To strengthen the capacity of COE faculty and the COE infrastructure to submit quality proposals for external funding and increase the number of proposals submitted by and awarded to COE faculty;
  3. To provide an integrated, systematic approach to external funding for the College by working closely with faculty to produce planful proposals that fit the College’s mission, its 2025 goals and the professional skills and interests of the faculty, including work with COE centers to identify collaborative strengths such as STEM teacher preparation and broadening the participation and success of underrepresented groups in all levels of the education enterprise; and
  4. To facilitate the acknowledgement and utilization of COE expertise by working with other Associate Deans across campus and with the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects to integrate education faculty into interdisciplinary, cross-campus, and multi-campus external funding endeavors.

In addition to support of college research and external funding activities, the Office of the Associate Dean also sponsors Research Support Workshops for faculty and students in the College. These sessions will cover a variety of topics related to educational research and evaluation; resources provided during the workshops will be posted to the Research Support Workshop web page. We are currently planning workshops for the Fall 2019 semester. If you have suggestions for topics, please email cshuman@k-state.edu.

Research Support Workshops


Faculty Support

Funding Sources (PDF)

AAUW Community Action Grants

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

NSF Grant Opportunities and Deadlines



National Science Foundation

U.S. Department of Education

College Proposal Flow Chart (PDF)

SPSS NVIVO Acquisition Form (Word)

Research Funding Available

To promote the college’s research agenda and the priorities of the college, research funding is available to faculty who have had open/alternative textbook development funding from the college or the university. $1,000 funding is provided for faculty to conduct experimental or quasi-experimental research to demonstrate the impact of the textbook developed on student learning.

Request for Research Funds Application (PDF)