Call for expressions of interest for the KIX Europe, Asia and Pacific region: Generating and mobilizing innovative knowledge for regional education challenges

Call for

Expressions of interest

Program(s)

Knowledge and Innovation Exchange Program

Deadline

September 02, 2020 by 23:45 (EDT)

Topic(s)

EDUCATION

Duration

Up to 33 months

Funded by

IDRC and Global Partnership for Education

Region(s)

Europe, Central Asia, Far East Asia, Middle East, North of Sahara, Oceania

Contact

Budget

CA$750,000-$1,200,000 per grant

Status

Open

Type

Grant

Eligibility

This call is open to individual organizations or consortia of up to three organizations based in the regions. The applicant organization/lead institution must have legal corporate registration and the capacity to administer foreign funds.

Proposals from consortia must name one lead organization, which can subgrant to additional organizations. The lead organization must be an organization based in the regions where the research will take place. Other consortium members may include members from within the regions; national, regional, or international offices of multi-lateral organizations or international NGOs; or other organizations from outside the regions.

Organizations based in high income countries from these regions are not eligible to submit applications as an individual organization or as a lead organization, but are eligible to apply as a consortium member.

This call is NOT open to individuals, governments, or organizations interested in using this grant to conduct research on the for-profit provision of core education services.

Scope

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and IDRC invite proposals for regional grants from individual organizations or consortia for national, sub-national, or regional level projects to generate and mobilize knowledge so national education systems in developing country contexts can address shared policy challenges related to improving access, quality, and the performance of their systems.

Projects funded through this call will:

  • Scan for and identify relevant approaches and innovations to address shared policy challenges;
  • Adapt and test those approaches to assess how to scale positive impacts in GPE-member countries; and
  • Mobilize knowledge and build capacity to influence uptake of the approaches in policy and practice.

This call is designed to respond to the demands of GPE member countries for knowledge and innovation. In this call, expressions of interest are invited to address one or more of four following policy challenges shared among GPE member countries in Central Asia, Caucasus, eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, South East Asia, and the Pacific Islands:

1. Realizing the potential of new curricula;

2. Optimizing the use of education management information systems;

3. Ensuring inclusive access and stronger learning outcomes for girls and boys; and

4. Improving distance teaching and learning.

More details

For more information about the call objectives, eligibility, timelines, selection criteria, review process, application guidelines, and regional challenges, please refer to the detailed call for expressions of interest.

You are strongly encouraged to read the detailed call for expressions of interest document before applying, which was updated July 16, 2020 to clarify eligibility criteria for individual and lead organizations.

Register here for a webinar about this call on July 30, 2020 (details to follow). Please e-mail your questions in advance to kixcalls@idrc.ca by July 27, 2020.

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