Transformative Research in Geography Education 

The National Center for Research in Geography Education (NCRGE) invites proposals to develop new collaborative and interdisciplinary research networks in geography education. Through this program, NCRGE aspires to strengthen geography education research processes and promote the growth of sustainable, and potentially transformative, lines of research.

2018 Request for Proposals

Synopsis: The purpose of this program is to support the formation of new research groups and collaborations to plan future lines of research addressing major challenges in geography education. Proposals may request support for network-building activities under the following categories: 1) research fellowships, 2) research meetings, workshops, and site visits, and 3) research clearinghouse activities.


  • The lead principal investigator (PI) must be affiliated with a university or organization in the NCRGE research coordination network. NCRGE RCN membership is free and application forms are available on this page. For a map of current RCN member locations, visit
  • International collaborations are welcome. Lead PIs affiliated with an international institution must include a U.S.-based researcher in the proposed research group and clearly demonstrate the proposed project’s value for U.S. geography education.

Application deadline: May 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm local proposer’s time.

Funding: NCRGE anticipates the availability of $60,000 to support projects under the 2018 Transformative Research program. Proposals may request a maximum of $20,000 for projects lasting up to 12 months.

For more information about this program and how to prepare proposals, download the full Request for Proposals –> 2018 NCRGE Transformative Research RFP

Past awards:

2017 grantees

2016 grantees