CODE announces Context Matters Research Grants to Empower African Girls through Language and Literacy

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.

Grant Information

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.

Funding Criteria

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.

Eligibility Criteria

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit

  • Avatar Raymond S Kallon says:

    Requesting for funding

    • Avatar Reena says:

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    Sir / Mad.


    We are an NGO operating in the field of Education and Health.

    May you link us to organizations that will fund our project of Mono-Desks provision to schools in the Volta Region of Ghana, West Africa.

    Yours Faithfully,
    Rev Gershon Kwame Osei
    Executive Director

  • Avatar susan says:

    Nice programs would like to be part of this

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