IDRC-CRDI: Inviting applications for ‘Call for proposals: Strengthening education systems with proven innovations in developing contexts’ 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.

Funding brief: 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.

Donor Name: IDRC-CRDI
Funding name: Call for proposals: Strengthening education systems with proven innovations in developing contexts

Deadline: October, 01st, 2019 by 23:45 (EDT)

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: CA$1,350,000 – $2,700,000 (US$1,000,000 – $2,000,000) per grant

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not Found

Project duration: 42 months

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: This call is open to individual organizations or groups of up to four organizations working in a consortium that have  a substantial record of conducting education research in developing contexts.

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

NOT eligible:
Government ministries and agencies are not eligible for funding but can be involved in projects.
For-profit providers of core education services

Eligible Country: Central Asia, Europe, Far East Asia, North and Central America, North of Sahara, Oceania, South America, South Asia, South of Sahara, West Indies

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
Apply (Register): Click to view
● Guideline: Click to view
Proposal Form (Budget): Click to view
About: Click to view
FAQ: Click to view

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).

Additional Documents
The online application will also ask applicants to upload the following documents:
Workplan related to the implementation of the work proposed in the proposal.
Estimated budget, with a cost breakdown by categories using the IDRC budget template. Complete all the tabs except the Summary tab, which will be generated automatically. Save the completed and duly signed budget as a PDF document and attach this to your application. For a list of eligible expenses, please refer to the IDRC Guidelines for Acceptable Project Expenditures. For general information, refer to General IDRC Funding Guidelines. Please add information on any matched funding, or additional leveraged resources, that are relevant to this proposal under the “Donor contributions” and “Local contributions” tabs.
Curriculum vitae (CV) of the project leader. In case of the consortium, include CVs of key project team members from other organizations. CVs must be abridged and not exceed 2 pages.
Institution Profile Questionnaire (IPQ) signed by the legal signatory of the administering institution. In case of the consortium, only the lead institution needs to submit the IPQ form.
In case of the consortium, a signed letter demonstrating that the organizations have agreed to their roles and commitments to the proposed work.

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