Education, Technology, and Opportunity Innovation Competition

The J-PAL Education, Technology, and Opportunity Innovation Competition supports K-12 education leaders in using randomized evaluations to generate rigorous evidence on how and to what extent uses of education technology can work to improve student learning. The goal of the competition is to generate rigorous evidence on the impact of promising programs and models, and to identify scalable strategies to improve learning outcomes for students in the United States, particularly for students facing barriers to a quality education. 

Why participate? 

Through this initiative competition, education leaders can apply for:

  • Pro bono technical support from J-PAL North America’s staff of policy and research experts;
  • Flexible pilot funding of up to $50,000; and
  • Connections with J-PAL’s network of leading academic researchers.

Who may apply?

J-PAL North America invites letters of interest from education organizations who work in the K-12 sector in the United States such as school districts, school networks, charter management organizations, education agencies at any level of government, and education nonprofits. For questions regarding eligibility, please e-mail J-PAL North America Policy Manager Kim Dadisman  at [email protected]. For additional information on the competition and how to apply, see our webinar

How to apply?

While applications are currently closed, applicants to future competitions will be required to submit at 3-5 page letter of interest to [email protected].

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