Evidence Quality and Reach (EQR) Hub

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The Evidence Quality and Reach (EQR) Hub offers learning events, services, and resources related to research methods; knowledge translation; and diversity, equity, and inclusion to current and aspiring DRK-12 grantees. The Hub develops and implements virtual webinars and workshops, convenes communities of practice, and engages in individualized consultations with DRK-12 projects. 

This infographic by EQR Hub describes what DRK-12 grantees believe has contributed to their NSF grant funding success. The data are from a DRK-12 awardee survey administered by CADRE in fall 2023 and have been used to inform EQR Hub events.

Upcoming learning events will be listed below, as well as archived videos and materials. To stay up to date on forthcoming virtual learning events please send your preferred email to the EQR Hub Communications Assistant, Grace McCall, at gmccall@air.org. EQR Hub events and resources will also be shared in the CADRE monthly newsletter.

Upcoming Events

Community of Practice: How to Position Your Work for NSF DRK-12 Program STEM Education Research and Design Funding Opportunities | March - April 2024

The Evidence Quality and Reach Hub (EQR), in partnership with Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network, is offering a free, four-part virtual community of practice to build aspiring DRK-12 grantees’ (particularly those from minority-serving institutions (MSI)) knowledge of the components of the DRK12 solicitation and explore how to highlight personal and institutional assets in future proposal submissions.

This community of practice will provide aspiring grantees an opportunity to learn about the DRK-12 program and solicitation, interact with and learn from current and past NSF grantees from Minority Serving Institutions, identify personal, professional and institutional barriers to proposal submission, and explore how to use asset-based framing to highlight the strength and capacity of research teams and their institutions.

The community of practice will be held on March 19, April 2, and April 16, 2024 from 4-5:00pm ET, and on April 30, 2024, from 4-5:30pm ET. Registration for this event has closed. 

Archived Events

Listening Session: Unpacking Aspiring STEM Education Grantees’ Experience | March 13, 2024

This listening session explored the challenges faced by STEM researchers from underrepresented groups and/or from minority serving institutions when they apply for STEM education grants. Participants shared what approaches and resources help underrepresented aspiring grantees make their applications more competitive and learned from their peers about challenges and successes related to pursuing funding to advance STEM education research.

Community of Practice: Considerations for Centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Research Syntheses | October - November 2023

STEM Ecosystems | October 5, 2023

Community of Practice: Developing a Conceptual Framework Centered on DEI | January - March 2023

Workshop: Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Survey Design & Methodology | October 31 - November 2, 2022

The Value of Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Research | September 2022

Community of Practice:  Designing Communication and Engagement Plans | July/August 2022

How to Create a High-Quality Engagement Plan to Disseminate STEM Research and Innovations | June 9, 2022

Introduction to the EQR Hub | February 15, 2022

Research methods webinars hosted by AIR and funded by a prior NSF grant:

The American Institutes for Research  was awarded the Evidence Quality and Reach Hub by the National Science Foundation Discovery Research PreK–12 program in July 2021. To learn more, visit the EQR Hub project page.