Call for Proposals: Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education

Last date: 
Monday, November 14, 2016

Detailed Description

The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE) is seeking proposals for innovative projects to improve the quality of secondary education in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda.
PSIPSE is a funder collaborative that seeks to increase secondary education access and improve learning outcomes for marginalized populations.
Partnership supports the development and testing of innovative models to address barriers to participation and achievement in secondary education, facilitates the scale-up of effective interventions through systematic change in its target countries, and promotes efforts to expand the evidence base.
Type of Projects
Applicants may apply for support for the following types of projects:

  • Innovation Challenge: Projects in this category are un-tested, but propose an innovative way to deal with a long-standing problem in education systems.
  • Expanding & Adapting: Projects in this category are well defined and developed and have already been piloted for a minimum of 2-4 years. This phase involves rigorous evaluation and continued adaptation as the project expands to new implementation sites
  • Collaboration: This category calls for unique collaboration across multiple partners, each of whom brings complementary expertise toward pursuing a common vision.
  • Evidence-to-Action: This project category is primarily focused on engaging actors and advocates to support policy/national dialogue as it relates to creating systemic change(s) in secondary education.

Focus Countries

  • Kenya
  • Uganda
  • Tanzania
  • Malawi

Eligibility Criteria

  • Registered organizations, including private sector entities that operate in a non-profit capacity are eligible to apply.
  • PSIPSE cannot support projects with private sector benefit, collaboration with non-profit entities is preferred.
  • Applicants may be single organizations or organizations working in collaboration.
  • Organizations may submit proposals for more than one project.
  • Past and current PSIPSE grantees are eligible to apply.
  • Call is not open to individuals.
  • The geographic focus of the Call for Proposals is limited to the four sub-Saharan African countries below. Projects operating in a combination of these countries will also be considered.

How to Apply
The application process will involve two stages: 1) Registration and 2) Submission of Full Proposal.
Stage 1: Registration: Applicants must indicate intention to submit an application by completing a simple on-line registration form no later than November 14, 2016. Any potential applicant who does not register via the online portal by the deadline will not be allowed to submit a proposal. Hard copy or emailed registration will NOT be accepted.
Stage 2: Full Proposal Submission : Registered applicants will then be invited to submit a written proposal narrative and budget per the application instructions.  All applications will be submitted via the online portal which will be open for submission between November 7 – December 23, 2016. All proposals must be submitted by December 23, 2016 in order to be considered for funding.
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
For more information, please visit PSIPSE.

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