The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and IDRC invite proposals for KIX Global Grants from individual organizations or groups of organizations for multi-region, multi-country projects that aim to develop, test, and apply ways to scale innovations that address key education issues.

The projects funded under these grants will:  

  • generate knowledge and evidence to support the adaptation of proven innovations to address key education priorities in GPE member countries; and
  • mobilize research and knowledge to support the scaling of these proven innovations. 

Projects funded through this global call must be multi-regional, involving at least three GPE member countries in at least two regions.

Projects must respond to the following question:

How can existing evidence-based and contextually relevant innovations that have a demonstrated impact be adapted and scaled to improve education access and quality within GPE member countries?

Projects must also focus on one or more of the following six thematic areas:

  • teaching and learning;
  • early childhood care and education;
  • equity and inclusion;
  • gender equality;
  • data systems; and
  • learning assessment systems.

More details

For more information about the call objectives, eligibility, timelines, selection criteria, review process, application guidelines, and thematic research areas, please refer to the detailed call for proposals document.

  • Individual organizations.
  • Groups of up to four organizations working in a consortium:
    • Proposals should provide a rationale explaining why the consortium has come together to implement the project and describing the role and added value provided by each member organization. Consortia must describe the governance and coordination arrangements they will use to produce high quality work and support fair and equitable partnerships. Including at least one organization based in a country where the research will take place is considered an asset. Mixed teams—consisting of researchers, tool developers, private sector, policy and development organizations—are encouraged to apply.
  • Private Sector:
    • Proposals from or that include private sector partners are welcome. Such applications should demonstrate how private sector resources—financial or technical know-how—will contribute to the project, in partnership with others.
Who is not eligible:
  • Individuals.
  • Government ministries and agencies are not eligible for funding but can be involved in projects.
  • For-profit providers of core education services.
How to Apply

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