The Inga and Adolph Hoenny Center for Research and Development in Teaching is a nonprofit organization that focuses on how children and youth help each other learn — their motivations, the rewards they derive from doing so, and the strategies they use. The center works to understand, improve, and encourage teaching by elementary and secondary school students and, in turn, help strengthen the teaching profession.
Hoenny Center Action Research Project Awards are intended to promote and recognize pre-K-12 classroom (action) research projects in the area of peer teaching.
Through the program, up to five $500 grants will be awarded for projects that gather and summarize data related to a professional question of interest to the teacher within the general area of peer teaching/learning in the classroom. Preference will be given to projects involving the analysis of descriptions of individual differences in students' teaching abilities; attempts by the teacher to improve students' teaching abilities; or reflections by students on the motivations, rewards, and/or strategies of helping other students learn.
To be eligible, applicants must be a professional educator in a full-time position teaching at any level from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade and must carry out the project him/herself. In addition, the project must be completed in six months.
See the Hoenny Center website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.