Research Impact

Changing the World Through Education Research

The Pitt School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh produces important research that illuminates, inspires, and moves the field of practice.

Our work is meant to innovate and agitate. It disrupts and transform inequitable educational structures.

Through our research, we are improving our schools, our health, and our communities.

Primary Funding Organizations

We develop thoughtful research with the purpose of real-world applications and benefits to educators and their students.

External organizations that have funded our research include:

  • Federal - National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and U.S. Navy
  • Local and State - Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • Private - Spencer Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Heinz Endowments, American Cancer Society

Grants Office

The Pitt School of Education has a Grants Office with full-time staff members. The office is dedicated to helping faculty pursue, attain, and facilitate grants. They will help you identify potential funding sources, develop budgets, complete grant applications, and monitor awards. For more information, contact Tommy Bost, Director of Grants, at

More Information

For further information about the grants office, please contact Kevin Crowley at 412-624-8116 or Those interested in finding out more information related to School of Education external funding, policies, and research can view our Grants Management section on the SOE intranet. View our Grant Policies