The Aga Khan Foundation and Jacobs Foundation are pleased to announce a call for research proposals that explore the question how and what are children learning through their participation in the Schools2030 programme? Researchers can apply for up to $150,000 to fund research in one or more Schools2030 focal countries. Full information on the application requirements and process can be found here.

The Schools2030 programme is a ten-year school and classroom-based participatory action research and learning improvement programme launching in 1000 government schools across 10 countries. (Afghanistan, Brazil, Portugal, Tajikistan, Pakistan, India, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Kyrgyzstan)  Using the principles of human-centred design and focusing on the key transition years of ages 5, 10 and 15, Schools2030 will generate school-based, teacher-driven and learner-centred education solutions that inform systems-level approaches for improving holistic learning outcomes. Schools2030 is supported by a consortium of nine global donors, including Aga Khan Foundation and Jacobs Foundation.

The research funded through this call will increase our understanding of how holistic skills are taught and learned at classroom level; what factors can explain variability in holistic learning outcomes; and how school-driven innovations in holistic leaning can lead to wider systems and policy change.

The deadline for applications is 30 November 2020, COB CET. Please apply via our online submission page.