Higher Education @ J-WEL Grant Awardees


Higher Education @ J-WEL Grants in Education Innovation support proposals that impact MIT education, with broad potential for impact in global settings and with global learners. These grants are awarded twice per year, with Spring and Fall cycles. Proposals are reviewed by the Higher Education @ J-WEL Faculty Advisory Committee. Grant recipients are listed below by grant cycle.


Spring 2018 Grant Awardees

  • Professor Dan Frey, Department of Mechanical Engineering: Technology Design for Coffee Production in Colombia: A Co-Design Experience
  • Professor Christine Ortiz, Department of Materials Science and Engineering: Advancing Socially-Directed STEM Education
  • Professor Lisa Parks, Comparative Media Studies/Writing: “Social IT Solutions” Workshop in Tanzania
  • Professor Norvin Richards, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy: Skicinuwi-npisun: A Community-Centered Project for Documentation and Teaching of the Passamaquoddy Language

Learn more about the Spring 2018 projects awarded funding.


Fall 2017 Grant Awardees

  • Associate Professor Azra Akšamija, Department of Architecture, Culturally Sensitive Design: Art and Innovation in the Refugee Camp
  • Professor W. Craig Carter, Department of Material Sciences & Engineering, Improving Academic-Field-Specific Learning through Coding, Visualization, and Computational Thinking: The CodeSeal Project
  • Professor Christoph Paus, Department of Physics, Fundamentals of Experimentation in the Physics Sciences using an Arduino

Learn more about the Fall 2017 projects awarded funding or read about the grants in MIT News.