Updated Mar 16, 2021CLOSED

EdTech Hub Call for At-Scale Research Expressions of Interest

Offered by Results for Development, AfriLabs, eLearning Africa, University of Cambridge, Open Development & Education, Jigsaw Consult, Brink, Overseas Development Institute and BRAC as part of EdTech Hub

EdTech Hub is launching a call for proposals for at-scale research investigating EdTech’s role in high potential but low evidence areas in low- and middle-income countries. The purpose of this call is to increase the amount of high-quality research evidence available regarding the impact of technology-based solutions to improve learning and education.
There is huge potential for technology to be used in a way that helps address the global learning crisis which is not yet being realised. The research funded under this call will add to the global knowledge base about technology for education. It will enable EdTech Hub and the global education community to improve evidence-based advice to enable decision makers inside and outside government to make better decisions for learningimpact, particularly for the most disadvantaged learners. Funded projects will investigate the practical applications of EdTech, generate primary research, and develop recommendations to improve learning and education.

Projects must involve robust empirical research and should relate to one or more of EdTech Hub’s five focus topics

  • Technology to support personalised learning and teaching at the right level
  • In-service teacher professional development, structured pedagogy, and technology
  • Technology to promote school participation
  • Girls’ education and technology
  • Technology to advance data use and decision making in education
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CLOSEDApr 11, 2021Deadline
Up to $1,040,551Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
CountryGhana, Bangladesh, Kenya, Tanzania, Sierra Leone and Pakistan
Focus AreasWorkforce Development (Education)
Gender Equity (Gender)
Research proposals must fall within the thematic areas and countries outlined above in order to be considered. They must clearly demonstrate the potential for impact – that is, high potential for the research findings to inform decision-making processes. Projects must carefully consider how the potential impacts of their research on policy and practice can be maximised and developed, and proposals which challenge existing policy and practice assumptions are welcomed.

Applicants must clearly describe the gap in the existing body of evidence on EdTech that their research would fill, and present a clear dissemination plan that addresses how the evidence generated through this research could be used by decision-makers. EdTEch Hub team will work closely with selected applicants to support and enable dissemination opportunities within and across countries, and globally. The outputs will be reviewed according to EdTech Hub’s peer review and quality assurance process.

Application Directions

Applicants must read the call for Expressions of Interest [doc] [pdf], then download and complete the:
- Technical Proposal
- Declaration of bid validity
- Conflict of interest declaration form (if applicable – see conflict of interest policy for information)
Next, applicants should complete the Expression of Interest form and upload the documents listed above.

The Expression of Interest demonstrates adherence to the eligibility and review criteria outlined above. To fill out this form, respondents need to be signed into a Google Account.


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