Are you a researcher or vendor working collaboratively to study the impact of technology in education? If so, there is a wonderful funding opportunity through the U.S. National Center for Technology Innovation.
I like this program because it encourages two aspects that are very important to NCTI: improving education for kids with special needs, and collaboration among people with different expertise (research, software, hardware, special education, learning tools, and learning environments). The past projects are interesting to contemplate: http://www.nationaltechcenter.org/index.php/funding/tech-in-the-works/past-competitions/. They highlight areas that technology can help with learning, and offer the potential for some meaningful findings, especially given NCTI’s criteria of a short turn-around time.
If you are involved in this type of research, encourage you to submit a proposal.