It was late this year, but the Dept of Education's research arm, the Institute for Education Science (IES), has finally announced their new research grant competitions. These include the competitions for the Education Research Grants Program, the Special Education Research grants Program, Low-Cost Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Intervention, Low-Cost Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions, and Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Policy and Practice in Special Education.
The special topics for the the Education Research Grants Program are Foreign Language Education and Social Studies. The special topics for the Special Education Research Grants Programs are Career and Technical Education for Students with Disabilities, English Learners with Disabilities, and Systems-Involved Students with Disabilities.
You can find all of the announcements with due dates here.