$50k Grants @ EdTech

As part of its Learner Variability Project, Digital Promise is offering up to $50k grants for EdTech developers and teams working on innovative approaches that allow students to engage with content differently. Learn more about the RFP process and how to submit a proposal here.


About Digital Promise:

Digital Promise was created with the mission to accelerate innovation in education to improve opportunities to learn. American education has pockets of excellence that outshine the best of the best around the world. All across the country, students are designing, coding, composing, animating, and publishing. They are experimenting and solving problems of water and energy, creating community guides and gardens, and connecting across cultural and national borders through virtual exchanges. All across the country, innovative education leaders and classroom teachers are engaging, motivating, and nurturing students to develop mindsets for lifelong learning.

And yet, huge gaps exist between learning outcomes, graduation rates, and college readiness of students based on race, class, and where they live. Our vision is that all people at every stage of their lives have access to learning experiences that help them acquire the knowledge and skills they need to thrive and continuously learn in an ever-changing world.

The Opportunity:

The growth in learner variability in today’s classrooms is staggering: learners who come to school hungry, those who must map out safe paths to walk from home to school, and students who are bored because traditional methods of instruction do not engage them or meet their needs. Yet, we need to reach each learner in every classroom so that they can meet their potential as they move through school and beyond.

The Learner Variability Project (LVP) initiative is to incentivize edtech products to develop increased research-based supports that address the variability of all learners. We are launching multiple RFPs to provide grants to developers who share this goal.

We are looking for creative product developers to be thought partners in developing “innovative approaches that allow students to engage with content differently, [by asking] what does technology make possible that could not be done before?” Each grantee will receive:

  • Funds up to $50K for development of learner variability features and supports

  • An individual review of your existing product by our experienced LVP team

  • An in-depth assessment report of suggested research-based development plans

  • Access to our experienced team for research and design support throughout the development process

The RFP categories are as follows:

  • Literacy 4-6

  • Math PK-2

  • Math 3-6

  • Math 7-9

Deadline to Submit: December 31, 2019


SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL HERE and let them know Next Gen sent you to the opportunity!

Alex Gordon