2023-2024 Research Application Deadlines

  • DPS strongly encourages anyone interested in submitting a proposal to do so as far in advance as possible of the proposed start date.  It is important that researchers submit a complete, well-conceived, thorough application for the Research Review committee to make an informed decision on the applications.  If your research proposal is denied, you must wait 12 months before resubmitting your application package.

    All proposals are reviewed by the DPS Research Review Committee. It is the goal of the DPS Research Review Committee (RRC) to notify all researchers within 4 weeks of the submission date of their research proposal of the RRC’s decision in regard to their submitted research proposal.  The table below outlines the research proposal due dates for the 2023-2024 school year.


    Intended Start of Research

    Submission Deadline

    Tentative Proposal Decision

    On or after August 21, 2023

    July 14, 2023

    August 14, 2023

    On or after November 6, 2023

    September 29, 2023

    October 30, 2023

    On or after February 12, 2024

    January 5, 2024

    February 5, 2024

    *On or after June 10, 2024

    April 19, 2024

    May 20, 2024


    *Submissions for the April cycle are for proposals, to begin with the 2024-2025 school year and include time for summer preparation/planning prior to the July submission cycle. 

    All research must be completed by April 30th of the respective school year. All research projects that require multiple years of study still require annual submission and approval. DPS staff may apply for dissertation research.  A planning meeting with Research and Accountability is strongly recommended.