Due Date: November 20, 2022 (11:59pm Pacific Time)
Competitors respond to questions in a brief form describing the concept for their tool or technology, indicating their competition track and award level, and introducing their team. The total length of responses is approximately 2 pages.
Tools and technologies that would be eligible for the competition could include an app or platform, software, algorithm, or other similar educational technology.
We are interested in tools and technologies that enhance learning or improve the education system, collect and generate data that supports learning science research and continuous product improvement, and can be scaled. This is core to the
learning engineering objectives of the competition.
Due Date: February 24, 2023 (11:59pm Pacific Time)
Competitors develop a 3,000 word proposal and budget detailing their tool or technology, its potential for impact and scale, adherence to track requirements, and support of education research.
Finalists will be notified if they advance by late April 2023.
Eligibility requirements increase as the size of the award increases. Growth and Transform award levels will be subject to greater scrutiny around risk potential, capacity to contribute to learning science or learning engineering research, and capacity to scale. Specific eligibility criteria also vary slightly by track.
For more guidance on the award that is best suited for each team, competitors can complete the eligibility quiz.
Are you a Growth or Transform Phase competitor in the Learning Science Research track?
The competition is eager to promote tools that are developed in consultation with practitioners. As a result, Growth or Transform Phase competitors in the Learning Science Research track are eligible to receive a supplemental award of $100,000.
Eligible competitors must partner with a district or consortium of districts with at least 10,000 students of which the majority come from historically marginalized populations.
The district partners would co-design research questions, implement the tool with at least 3,000 students, and incorporate the research findings into district instruction or policy.