Deadline: 31 May 2019
CODE has announced its second annual Call for Proposals for Context Matters Research Grants to support an African research agenda in language and literacy. The 2019 theme is Empowering Girls through Language and Literacy.
Research on literacy in general and reading in particular has largely been carried out in high-income countries and contexts and generalized to low-income countries and contexts. CODE has established the Context Matters Research Award to support African researchers as they take the lead in evidence-based research. Their intent is to stimulate conversation, develop a research agenda, and support research which is clearly situated in local contexts and recognizes the multifaceted and complex relationships between the local and global in education.
Terms of Research
The studies can be of any duration, but are envisioned to cover a maximum two-year period.
With Context Matters the Canadian NGO, CODE, will offer up to five (5) research grants of a maximum CAN $10,000 each to increase the effectiveness, efficiency and salience of K-12 education programming, including related pre-service teacher education, in Africa. These Grants are also designed to foster international partnerships and alliances that bolster Africa’s ability to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the areas of education and gender equality.
Funds MAY be used to support
- Items needed for the project and not routinely available through the place of employment of the applicant.
- Materials and supplies (paper, books, etc.)
- Travel directly related to the project.
- Books for student and teacher use or library reference.
- Administrative expenses (postage, duplication costs, printing).
- Payment in support of a graduate student.
Funds may NOT be used to support
- Salary of the Principal Investigator.
- Equipment (computers, mobile devices, audio-visual equipment) is not supported; however, if there is specific equipment linked to the actual study such as a cell phone with camera, the applicant needs to provide a strong rationale.
- Indirect costs (costs not directly associated with the project such as charging for existing office space).
- Costs of conference attendance and/or support for the dissemination of the research, will not be supported as part of this Award, however, upon successful completion of the study, new funds may be made available for this purpose.
- For the 2019 Call, CODE has expanded the list of countries eligible for the grants. This expanded list is based on the World Bank Least Developed Countries List. CODE now welcomes proposals from researchers, academics, and educators who are resident and working in the education sector in Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Tanzania, Mali, Mozambique, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zambia.
- Funded researchers must be affiliated to and/or collaborating with an Academic Institution and must be able to articulate how they will adhere to the highest ethical standards and procedures for research involving human participants, as required.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply via given website.
For more information, please visit https://code.ngo/context-matters-research-grants