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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Transformative Education Solutions

Deadline: June 8, 2018

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) are jointly exploring whether transformative education solutions can be developed through an accelerated research and development (R&D) effort. This approach would bring together interdisciplinary teams from education research, human development research, learning measurement, evidence-based technology-enhanced practice, professional development, neuroscience, and other fields. The teams would produce models, practices, tools and other resources that are designed to achieve specific, measurable improvements in student outcomes (both academic and non-academic) across a large range of education contexts.

CZI and BMGF are requesting information on the current state-of-the-art and bold evidence- or strong-theory-grounded visions for new, ambitious developments in the program areas listed below (see the website for additional details on program areas):

  • Improving Writing: Developing the Requisite Habits, Skills, and Strategies
  • Improving Mathematical Understanding, Application, and Related Mindsets
  • Measuring and Improving Executive Function

Amount: This is a request for information for promising approaches in math, writing, and executive function. This is not a funding announcement — it will enable the funders to understand how to support future work and may inform future requests for proposals.

Eligibility: Responses are encouraged from individuals, groups, or collaborations both inside and outside the education community, including but not limited to practitioners, universities, university-affiliated research centers, nonprofit research institutions, professional development organizations, government-sponsored labs, and public and private companies. International applicants are also encouraged to respond. It is anticipated that potential future programs to be composed of diverse teams of experts and developers across a wide spectrum of disciplines, including those not typically involved in education research.

Link: https://www.chanzuckerberg.com/researchanddevelopment

Note: A webinar will be held on May 22, 2018. For more information and to register see the link above.

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