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Expressions of interest for research on scaling the impact of educational innovations

Call for
Expressions of interest
Technology and Innovation
Up to 42 months
Science and Technology
Central Asia
Far East Asia
Middle East
North and Central America
North of Sahara
South America
South Asia
South of Sahara
West Indies
Funded by
IDRC and Global Partnership for Education
CA$3.5 million
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This call is open to individual organizations or groups of up to four organizations working in a consortium located within and outside of Global Partnership for Education member countries. Organizations applying for this project can be non-profit or for-profit.

This call for expressions of interest is NOT open to individuals, government ministries and agencies, and for-profit providers of core education services.


The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and IDRC invite expressions of interest from individual organizations or consortia of up to four organizations to build knowledge and capacity on scaling the impact of educational innovations in GPE member countries.

The project funded out of this expression of interest will:

  1. design and lead action research on scaling across Knowledge and Innovation Exchange-funded projects;
  2. conduct additional research that engages multiple perspectives on the processes and critical success factors on scaling education innovations in GPE member countries; and
  3. use findings from this research to produce practical and conceptual guidance on scaling that balances quality, equity, efficiency, and sustainability for education systems and outcomes in developing country contexts.

The research component of the project should be guided by the following key question:

“How can educational innovations be designed, adapted, and scaled to improve education access and quality within GPE member countries while maintaining quality, equity, efficiency, and sustainability of their impacts and enabling transformative change of educational institutions?”

More details

For more information about the call objectives, eligibility, timelines, selection criteria, review process, application guidelines, and thematic research areas, please consult the detailed call for expressions of interest for more information.  

You are strongly encouraged to read the detailed call for proposals document before applying.

A webinar about the call will take place on November 5, 2019. The English webinar will take place at 9:00 am (EST) and the French webinar will take place at 11:00 am (EST). Register here. Please submit your questions to by October 31, 2019

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If you are eligible for this opportunity we welcome you to submit an application.