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FY 2017 Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Competition Notice of Intent Summary Documents

Summary of the 2017 EIR Notices of Intent PDF (351 KB)

Summary of the 2017 EIR Notices of Intent Organization List Excel (35 KB)

FY 2017 Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Competition Announcement

On December 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education published in the Federal Register, three notices inviting applications for the Education Innovation and Research Program’s Early-phase, Mid-phase, and Expansion competitions.

Press Release

FY 2017 Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Competitions


  • Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: CLOSED
  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: CLOSED
  • Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: CLOSED

Application Materials for Early-phase, Mid-phase, and Expansion Competitions

Each application will be reviewed under the competition it was submitted under in the system, and only applications that are successfully submitted by the established deadline will be peer reviewed. Applicants should be careful that they download the intended EIR application package and to submit their applications under the intended EIR competition.

  • Early-phase Application Package PDF (871 KB)
  • Mid-phase Application Package PDF (872 KB)
  • Expansion Application Package PDF (870 KB)

Eligibility Instructions Documents

This eligibility instructions document provides guidance on how applicants may consider documenting the eligibility requirements. Applicants may consider attaching their documentation for eligibility requirements to the SF 424 Form.

  • Applicant Eligibility Instructions—Early-phase Grants MS Word (23 KB)
  • Applicant Eligibility Instructions—Mid-phase Grants MS Word (22 KB)
  • Applicant Eligibility Instructions—Expansion Grants MS Word (22 KB)
  • Applicant Eligibility Instructions Example PDF (241 KB)

Evidence Form

Applicants for Mid-phase and Expansion are required to complete and submit the evidence form. Mid-phase and Expansion applicants should upload their completed Evidence form under Appendix B.

  • Applicant Evidence Form—Mid-phase/Expansion Grants MS Word (45 KB)

Education Innovation and Research Workshop for Prospective Applicants

A workshop was held for prospective applicants on January 30, 2017. The workshop was recorded and can be accessed HERE.

To access the EIR workshop presentation slides and the handouts that are referenced in the recording, please see below:

  • EIR Workshop Presentation Slides PDF
  • EIR Workshop Agenda PDF
  • EIR Eligibility Exercise PDF
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