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RFP: Equitable Foundational Literacy Research with Older Learners

Reading Reimagined extends a request for proposals for:

Equitable Foundational Literacy Research with Older Learners

Learning to read is a complex process. Decades of research provide some insight into the skills, knowledge, and beliefs that students must possess to become proficient readers – but there is much more to learn about how to put all of our students, especially Black, Latino, and Native American students and those experiencing poverty, on accelerated trajectories of reading success that match their potential. 

To learn more, see details below and access the complete Equitable Foundational Literacy Research for Older Learners RFP.

Read more about our approach to literacy learning and the foundational research behind it in our concept paper: Reading Reimagined: A New Inclusive Research & Development Initiative.


RFP Details

Our first request for proposals focuses in an area of literacy learning where we still have unanswered questions as a field: foundational literacy with learners in grades three through eight

Reading Reimagined will fund projects no more than sixteen months in duration and funding ranges will be $50,000-$400,000. 

There are three submission steps:

  • Step 1: Indicator of Intent (February 17 – March 8, 2022); Brief, highly encouraged
  • Step 2: Concept Note (February 23 – March 23, 2022); Required, 5 page maximum
  • Step 3: RFP (April 11 – May 12, 2022); By invitation only

All steps will be completed within Submittable during submission windows. Details will not be available in Submittable until the submission window for each step opens.

Note: For organizations with less RFP experience, there is an opportunity to request potential support around proposal development within the Concept Note submission, due March 23, 2022, should your organization be invited to submit a full proposal. Support requests will be reviewed for feasibility, but are not guaranteed, as part of our commitment to supporting a diversity of proposals and proposing teams.


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