The Department of Education's research arm, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has just posted a series of on-demand webinars related to research funding opportunities for FY 2019 (many of which have proposal deadlines in August 2018). These include an IES Basic Overview, an IES Grant Writing Workshop, National Research and Development Centers, and Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Policy and Practice in Special Education. If you are new to any of these programs, or if you'd like to know about recent changes, be sure to check these out. A critical step in developing a competitive proposal is to get to know your agency and your program. These webinars are a great way to start that process.