eDoctrina Academic Research Awards Program

eDoctrina is a K-12 Education software and professional development provider, which creates custom software solutions for schools, districts, regions and third parties. eDoctrina provides schools with a comprehensive suite of tools to increase student achievement and help manage state mandates. Our aim is to make educators lives easier by providing powerful software rooted in best practices at an affordable price. eDoctrina’s curriculum management tools include standards prioritization, standards management, lesson planning, unit planning and curriculum mapping. eDoctrina’s student assessment tools allow teachers to quickly print answer sheets for their existing assessments and districts or regions to create assessments that can be administered using pencil and paper or online. eDoctrina also develops tools for managing teacher observations, student learning objectives and overall teacher evaluations.

RFP Title:  Scalable Data Management for Educational Software Solutions

eDoctrina Technical Liaison:  Eon Verrall and Sergiy Lavryk

eDoctrina invites university-affiliated researchers nationwide to submit proposals for funding in the general area of Scalable Data Management.  eDoctrina Research Awards are structured as unrestricted gifts to universities to support basic expenses for one graduate student for one year up to four years. The maximum amount that can be requested is 40,000 USD for one year and 160,000 USD for the full duration of the project (4 years max).

Our research interests in this field are broad, including but not limited to following topics to support Educational Software Design and Development:

  • Scalable data management techniques and solutions
  • Structured data and database management
  • No-SQL data store solutions
  • Front-end and back-end support for data management
  • Efficient query, reporting and data access techniques

Each funded project will be assigned an eDoctrina sponsor (technical liaison). The role of the sponsor is to support the project by discussing research directions, engaging with professors and students, and overseeing collaboration between the project team and eDoctrina. We encourage the research award recipient faculty and students to visit eDoctrina to give talks related to their work and meet with relevant research groups here. Through the academic research awards program, we try to fund projects where collaboration with eDoctrina will be especially valuable to the research team.

* Awards are structured as unrestricted gifts to universities, so eDoctrina has a strict policy against supporting overhead. eDoctrina research awards cover direct costs only. Indirect costs, administrative costs, and overhead are not considered eligible budget items.

2015 Key Dates

  • April 15 – Full Proposals due
  • April 30 – Announcement of final acceptance of proposals

All proposals and inquiries should be sent to everrall@edoctrina.org