Updated Nov 20, 2020CLOSED

EduTech Research Grants for COVID-19 Response

Offered by World Bank and UK Aid

The purpose of the funded projects will be to generate new evidence on the ways in which EdTech can be used to support continuation of education in LMICs during and beyond the Covid-19 crisis. Funded projects will investigate the practical application of EdTech, generate primary research, and develop recommendations relevant to Covid-19 educational response, recovery, and beyond.
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CLOSEDNov 27, 2020Deadline
$13,271 - $33,179Amount
3 to 6 monthsDuration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasEducation
Infectious & Vector Diseases (Health)
  • Research must be empirically-based and the topic must be related to the role of EdTech in the immediate Covid-19 response and/or recovery

  • Focused on K-12 level education (up to end of secondary school level) and/or teacher education. Research focused on higher education and post-secondary technical and vocational education and training (TVET) will not be considered.

  • Explicitly aligns with one or more of the EdTech Hub’s priority research areas (see themes above). Preference will be given to proposals which address issues related to equity and reaching the most marginalised learners.

  • Focused on projects in Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Tanzania

  • Experience of conducting rigorous research on EdTech use in low- or middle-income countries

  • Demonstrated individual and organisational experience, and capability to conduct the study

  • Demonstrated viability of the research and necessary logistics to complete the project within the timeframe (three to six months)

  • Clear, coherent, and rigorous research design

  • Clear demonstration of potential impact of produced work in relation to Covid-19 crisis both through the dissemination of the findings and its use for decision-makers

Milestones Reached

Countries Implemented In6

Other Requirements

Reporting RequirementsSuccessful applications will be expected to produce a final report outlining lessons for the Covid-19 response and/or recovery. Selected partners will be expected to assure project data and outputs are published on an open access basis unless otherwise authorised by the Hub. The outputs will be reviewed according to the Hub’s peer review and quality assurance process.

Application And Awards Process

The application process involves submitting a proposal that demonstrates adherence to the eligibility and review criteria outlined above. For applications to be considered, the following three documents must be sent to the email address below:

1. The technical proposal template

2. The budget proposal template

3. CVs of each team member,

hello@edtechhub.org (Subject: C19 RESEARCH CALL)


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