Grants & Awards

The Association of Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) supports several grants and awards programs.

AEFP-Walton Family Foundation Award

AEFP-Walton Family Foundation Prize for Best Academic Paper on School Choice and Reform 2015.

AEFP-Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Award

AEFP-Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Prize for Best Academic Paper on the Intersection of Education and Labor Market Outcomes.

Roe L. Johns Travel Grants

Roe L. Johns Travel Grants are need based travel grants awarded to graduate students in the area of education finance and policy who present papers at the AEFP Annual Conference.

Early Career Award

The AEFP Early Career Award recognizes junior scholars (between 1 and 6 years post doctorate) with exemplary early career trajectories whose research substantially contributes to the field of education finance and policy. See a list of past award winners.

Jean Flanigan Outstanding Dissertation Award

The Jean Flanigan Outstanding Dissertation Award is presented annually in recognition of exemplary dissertation research in the area of education finance and policy. See a list of past award winners.

New Scholars Award

The AEFP New Scholars Grant Program supports significant research by master’s and doctoral students whose research addresses education finance and policy. The program also aims to promote new scholars’ participation in the AEFP community. See a list of past award winners.

Outstanding Service Award

The Outstanding Service Award recognizes contributions made to public policy development, research, public understanding, local school finance development and service to the AEFP. The award is presented to each year's winner at the AEFP Annual Conference. See a list of past award winners.

AERA Grants Program

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) provides AERA Grants, a program that provides small grants, fellowships, and training for researchers who conduct studies of education policy and practice, using quantitative methods. Grant program studies includes data analysis from the large-scale data sets sponsored by National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).