Research, Grants, and Evaluation provides support to all schools, centers, and departments. The department conducts district-wide surveys and data collection for instructional improvement and planning initiatives; coordinates and manages requests to conduct educational research; compiles reviews of literature and identifies current trends in education to support the superintendent in planning for the future; provides research consultation; and offers technical training and assistance to schools, departments, and professional staff on grant writing, as well as informing the district of current grant opportunities.

Research, Grants, and Evaluation supports the mission and goals of DeKalb County School District by producing fair, accurate and relevant information, and ensuring high-quality data collection and data-based decision making through collaboration and communication with others. Partnerships between schools, businesses and organizations are an integral component of helping the school district achieve our goal of providing exposure, access and equity for all students. We solicit the support of local, state and regional partners as we strive to build sustainable relationships that will enhance resources to maximize student success.

The Office of Research, Assessment and Grants at the DeKalb County School District is responsible for processing data and grant requests from both internal and external constituents.

All agencies, institutions of higher education, non-profits, and others who wish to partner with DeKalb County School District on a grant application should complete the External Grant Request Form.

Invitations and requests must be received in ample time for review and response before any deadlines.

Staff in DeKalb County School District schools, centers, and departments interested in submitting grant applications to outside sources should complete the Internal Grant Request Form.

Please follow the District’s grants procedures and process, prior to submitting a grant that exceeds $1000, and/or prior to partnering with an external organization

At no time will grants requiring matching funds be approved without appropriate authorization. This authorization process begins with the Department of Research, Assessments, and Grants.

All prospective researchers who are interested in conducting research in DeKalb County School District are required to submit a formal application and receive written approval before any research activities may begin. The district has adopted new guidelines for conducting research that should streamline the process.
Special Interest Materials Distribution (KIB-R)
– addresses conducting research, administering surveys and questionnaires, and defines what the district considers to be research and/or data collection proposals

Evaluation of Instructional Program (IJ)
– addresses the evaluation of instructional programs

To begin your data or grant request, please click on the data or grant request link/box below.

Research Proposals

External Agency Research Information and Instructions for Conducting Research 2018-2019
Local School Research Information and Instructions for Conducting Research 2018-2019
Doctoral Degree Research Information and Instructions for Conducting Research 2018-2019
Submission Deadline (Midnight) Reviewed Decision Letter Sent
(approximate date)
August 24, 2018 September 2018 October 5, 2018
December 14, 2018 January 2019 February 1, 2019
April 26, 2019 May 2019 June 7, 2019

FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019

Grant Awards

The goal of the grants office is to assist in identifying a wide range of potential grant funding sources, acquiring grants and securing collaborative partnerships with organizations to enhance educational opportunities that support district-wide initiatives and the District’s strategic plan. Students greatly benefit from grant funding and partnerships, whether they are in-kind or monetary donations, provided by our collaborative partners and other organizations. If you receive a grant award, please email the award information and final grant proposal to Dr. Marcia Oglesby.

For employees applying for a grant, complete the electronic Internal Grant Opportunity Summary form. Please follow up with your immediate supervisor to ensure the electronic approval form that will be automatically emailed has been completed.

For external agencies seeking to partner with the District, complete the electronic  External Grant Opportunity Summary and Request form.
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