The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education: 2016 Call for Proposals

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The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education: 2016 Call for Proposals

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The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE) will be releasing its fourth Call for Proposals on November 7, 2016 seeking innovative projects to improve the quality of secondary education in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda.

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 bring 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.
  • Within the above categories, PSIPSE will fund both implementation projects as well as research.

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.

  • Kenya
  • Uganda
  • Tanzania
  • Malawi

Application process:
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.
  • Funding decisions will be made by Q2 2017.

Key Dates:
September 29, 2016: Call for Proposals Announced at Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit and Registration Portal Opens
November 7, 2016: Call for Proposal Released and Proposal Portal Opens
November 14, 2016: Registration Deadline
December 23, 2016: Proposal Submission Deadline 

The call is open to registered organizations, including private sector entities that operate in a non-profit capacity. PSIPSE cannot support projects with private sector benefit; collaboration with non-profit entities is preferred. Applicants may be single organizations or organizations working in a collaboration. Organizations may submit proposals for more than one project. Past and current PSIPSE grantees are eligible to apply. The call is not open to individuals.

Please visit the PSIPSE Website – – for a complete overview of PSIPSE, its members and its goals.

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