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Regional call for proposals in Latin America and the Caribbean: Generating and mobilizing innovative knowledge for regional education challenges

Call for
Knowledge and Innovation Exchange Program
33 months
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Funded by
IDRC and Global Partnership for Education
CA$750,000-$1,200,000 per grant
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This call is open to individual Southern organizations or consortia of up to three organizations based in the region. The applicant organization/lead institution must have legal corporate registration and the capacity to administer foreign funds.

Proposals from consortia must name one lead organization that can subgrant to additional organizations. The lead organization must be a Southern organization based in the region where research will take place. Other consortium members may include members from within the region; national, regional, or international offices of multi-lateral organizations or international NGOs; or other organizations from outside the region.

This call is NOT open to individuals, governments, or organizations interested in using this grant to conduct research on the for-profit provision of core education services.


The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and IDRC invite proposals for regional grants from individual organizations or consortia of multiple organizations for national, sub-national, or regional level projects to generate and mobilize knowledge so national education systems in developing country contexts can address shared policy challenges related to improving access, quality, and the performance of their systems.

Projects funded through this call will:

  • Scan for and identify relevant approaches and innovations to address shared policy challenges;
  • Adapt and test those approaches to assess how to scale positive impacts in GPE-member countries; and
  • Mobilize knowledge and build capacity to improve the uptake of approaches in policy and practice.

This call is designed to respond to the demands of GPE member countries for knowledge and innovation. In this call, proposals are invited to address one or more of the following three policy challenges shared among GPE member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean:

1. Rural inequalities;

2. Stronger teams, stronger institutions; and

3. Gender equality and inclusion.

More details

For more information about the call objectives, eligibility, timelines, selection criteria, review process, application guidelines, and regional challenges, please refer to the detailed call for proposals.

You are strongly encouraged to read the detailed call for proposals document before applying.

Please register here for a webinar about this call on August 12, 2020 (details to follow). Please e-mail your questions in advance to by August 5, 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are eligible for this opportunity we welcome you to submit an application.