In April, Andrew Kretz presented findings from research conducted with Creso Sá and Merli Tamtik on the use of evidence and expertise in major research funding agencies at the 2012 Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES).  In the presented paper, The Role of Research Funding Agencies: Expertise and Evidence in Program Design, authors Creso Sá, Merli Tamtik, and Andrew Kretz reveal processes of evidence-use at major research funding agencies in the United States, Canada, and the European Union, and provide a conceptual orientation for understanding how these agencies design, implementation, and review research funding programs and supported projects.