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Call for Proposals for J-WEL Grants in pK-12 Education Innovation now open

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Call for Proposals

MIT faculty members: we are now accepting submissions for 2019 J-WEL Grants in pK-12 Education Innovation! J-WEL invites MIT faculty to submit proposals for J-WEL Grants in pK-12 Education Innovation. These are encouraged to have clear global relevance but, at the same time, local applicability. Proposals are due by February 8, 2019. We encourage faculty to propose innovations and educational research that will impact a broad base of global learners, while also considering the relevance to learners in the USA. Awards for the J-WEL Grants in pK-12 Education Innovation range from $20,000 to $100,000 and will be for 12 months in duration, ending in Spring 2020.

Apply now for Grants in pK-12 Education Innovation 

For 2019 deadlines, the detailed call for proposals, proposal form, budget template, and to access additional related resources, please visit the J-WEL Grants in pK-12 Education Innovation program page. For specific questions about the process or its requirements, please contact us at jwel-pk12-grants AT mit DOT edu. We welcome your comments or suggestions and look forward to receiving your proposals.

2018 awardees

J-WEL's pK-12 Collaborative awarded funding to six projects during the 2018 grants cycle, totaling over $250,000. Projects awarded funding include Assistant Professor Justin Reich's Teacher Practice Spaces for Equity Teaching Practices, which helps teachers rehearse and reflect on classroom strategies that counter structural inequality, and Professor David Wallace and Dr. Larissa Nietner's project, Tailoring STEM for Girls with Social Impact: Curricula, Self-Efficacy Change and Factors of Success in Multi-Week Interventions. This project is developing and testing curricula, materials, and generalizable principles that encourage girls to experience STEM as socially impactful, increasing their participation in STEM fields. Nietner discussed her project with J-WEL members during the October 2018 J-WEL Week: “We’re not just teaching [girls] how to code but how to innovate, and to take an active role in where technology is going." 


pK-12 @ J-WEL is reinventing pre-school, elementary, middle, and high school education to develop the future thinkers and doers of the planet by engaging learners and educators through design, research and implementation of educational innovations. J-WEL includes grant opportunities for MIT faculty to support pK-12 education innovation. 


Photo: Professor Justin Reich presents his project to J-WEL members during the October 2018 J-WEL Week