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J-WEL Releases 2021 Grants in Education Innovation Call for Proposals

Since J-WEL's Grants in Education Innovation program began in 2017, J-WEL has awarded over $2.8 million in funding to MIT faculty for projects and research in pK-12, Higher Education, and Workforce Learning from many departments at MIT, including Linguistics, Mechanical Engineering, Literature, Architecture, Physics, and more.

J-WEL's 2021 Grants in Education Innovation Call for Proposals is now open and accepting submissions for any of our three programs:

Grants in pK-12 Education Innovation 

We encourage faculty to propose educational innovations and research that will impact a broad base of global pK-12 educators and learners, while also considering the relevance to learners in the USA. Awards range from $20-80k and will be for up to 12 months in duration, ending in Spring 2022. Submissions are due February 5, 2021. 

J-WEL pK-12 has previously funded projects such as "Learning Games for Middle School Math and Science in Nepal," "Virtual Reality (VR) for pK-12 Anti-Bias Education," and "Tailoring STEM for Girls with Social Impact: Curricula, Self-Efficacy Change and Factors of Success in Multi-Week Interventions."

Grants in Higher Education Innovation 

We provide seed funding to enable MIT faculty, staff and students to engage in projects to reimagine teaching and learning in higher education. We are particularly interested in innovations rooted in MIT’s research and practice with the potential for generating high impact on higher education globally. Awards range from $10K-80K for the duration of up to 12 months. Submissions are due February 5, 2021.

J-WEL Higher Education has previously supported projects including "Computational Thinking with Julia - Applications to COVID-19," "Technologies for Mental Health and Wellness" and "Cultural Resilience: Preservation Experiments in Digital/Textile Storytelling."

Workforce Learning Innovation Research Grants

We provide seed funding for research projects that will improve workforce learning around the world. Ideal projects will improve advice, learning, assessment, or credentialing for individuals, or will help organizations or governments to assist workers in these ways. Awards range from $20K-$70K. Submissions are due January 20, 2021.
J-WEL Workforce Learning has previously supported research on "Entrepreneurship Education Focused on Individuals in West Africa," "The Returns to Workplace Training and Retention for Female Workers: Evidence from India" and "Augmented Reality Instruction for Hands-on Manufacturing Skills."

How to Apply

For deadlines, detailed call for proposals, forms, and templates, please visit the J-WEL Education Innovation Grant program pages.