Call for Expressions of Interest: Scaling Quality Teacher Professional Development Grant Program

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Information Session, 19 December 2022, 9:00 pm GMT+8

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Through the Scaling Quality Teacher Professional Development Grant Program, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) will support research teams working in eligible Global South countries to conceptualize and undertake research in support of effectively and sustainably scaling quality TPD relevant to national or sub-national needs. By doing so, this Grant Program aims to expand the evidence base on how to design, implement and improve quality TPD at scale in developing countries. Grants of up to CAD 500,000 are available through this Call for research projects of up to 30 months involving one to two eligible Global South countries.

Eligible organizations are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)—Stage 1 of this two-stage solicitation process—to address this need under the scope, themes and considerations outlined in the Call. The EOI submission will consist of 1) a General Information Form, 2) a preliminary proposal and 3) required supporting documents. Those whose EOIs are approved will be invited to complete a full proposal in Stage 2. Mentorship and technical support will be provided by the TPD@Scale Coalition for the Global South through its Secretariat, the Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development (FIT-ED) in the Philippines, during the full proposal development stage including a facilitated course on TPD@Scale and other learning events as well as a proposal development toolkit. Research teams may also apply for financial assistance for full proposal development if shortlisted for Stage 2. 

Download the full Call for Expressions of Interest document here.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit the following: 

a.  General Information Form
b.  Preliminary proposal
c.  Required supporting documents

Applicants are not expected to submit a detailed cost proposal at this stage but they must provide an estimate of the total cost of the proposed research project. Applications should be in English, French, or Spanish, and must be submitted through the online form

EOIs must be submitted by 18 January 2023, 5:00 PM GMT+8 (Philippines time).
Late and/or incomplete submissions will not be considered.