The Global Partnership for Education Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX)

Type of project: Applied research projects that will generate and mobilize evidence in support of contextualizing and scaling the impact of innovative approaches to strengthen inclusive early learning and school readiness in GPE partner countries. Within the overarching topic of inclusive early learning and school readiness, this call for proposals specifically focuses on two fundamental issues that have the potential to impact children’s learning significantly. The challenges are inclusive early learning pedagogy and foundational skills for a smooth transition and school readiness.

Location: KIX will prioritize funding to organizations based in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).  Full list in annex A here.

Eligibility: Proposals must be submitted by nationally/internationally registered or incorporated organizations. These could include, inter alia, research institutions, universities, think tanks, network secretariats, associations, civil society organizations, non-profits, or the private sector. Applicants must have independent legal status (or “legal personality”), be capable of contracting in their own right and name, receiving and administering funds, and have the authority to direct proposed project activities. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their legal status through written documentation. Legal status will only be reviewed if and when applicants are selected following technical selection

Grant size:   $300,000 – $2m CAD

Closing date: 15 January

Apply: https://idrc-crdi.ca/en/call-proposals-knowledge-and-innovation-inclusive-early-learning-and-school-readiness