Donor Name: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Funding name: Solving Global Challenges 2017
Funding theme: Youth, skills, & the workforce of the future
Funding brief: The Solve community aims to unearth and support innovative solutions to guarantee disadvantaged young people under 24 from low socio-economic (income, wealth, and education) backgrounds are equipped with 21st century skills and prepared for the workforce of the future. To do so, the Solve community can:
● Suggest innovative learning technologies to help increase skills development for disadvantaged youth around the world
● Present new educational models and concepts to improve quality of learning for young people in the 21st century
● Propose tools and strategies to teach skills that will drive entrepreneurship, critical thinking, and adaptability
● Identify innovative solutions to ensure equal access and inclusion of all genders and people with disabilities to quality education and skills development
Deadline: August, 1st, 2017
● Atlassian Foundation International Seeks to Further “10 in 10” Mission with US$1 Million in Partnership Grants: Atlassian Foundation International aims to help prepare 10 million disadvantaged youth for the workforce of the future, within 10 years, or “10 in 10.” To further this mission, the foundation is pledging up to US$1 million in grant funding through MIT Solve’s Youth, Skills, and the Workforce of the Future Challenge to non-government organizations, non-profits, social enterprises, academics, entrepreneurs, and for-profit organizations to uncover the world’s most scalable education models that prepare disadvantaged youth for the workforce of the future. Atlassian Foundation International is also looking to partner with other organizations who might wish to provide matched funding. An initial amount of up to US$ 500,000 will be granted across several Solvers selected by the Atlassian Foundation, after which these Solvers will be eligible to apply for additional grant funding from the remaining pool in 2017/2018.
● Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Indo-Pacific Development Prize: The changing future of the workforce will have a huge effect on the lives of young people in developing countries. Up to US$ 1 million in grant funding will be awarded to innovative Solvers selected by DFAT who will have impact in developing countries in the Indo-Pacific (listed here under Pacific, South-East and East Asia, and South and West Asia). DFAT encourages in particular applications that address the needs of women and girls, and people with a disability. Qualifying Solvers selected during the 2017 Fall Solve Challenge Finals will receive an initial grant of up to US$ 50,000, after which they can apply for additional funding from the remaining grant pool.
● The Arts and Culture Mentorship Prize Curated by Yo-Yo Ma, Cellist: The foundation for creativity is safety and trust, on which are built curiosity, imagination, and collaboration, and finally passion for a subject or skill. The arts and culture mentorship prize will be awarded to Solvers (up to 3 across all challenges) who present innovative learning technologies, new educational models, tools, or strategies that connect disadvantaged youth’s passion for the arts and culture to 21st century skills.
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
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Other important link:
● Apply: https://solve.mit.edu/solution
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