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Global Partnership for Education Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX)

Opportunity NameGlobal Partnership for Education Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX)
AgencyInternational Development Research Centre (IDRC) & Global Partnership for Education (GPE)
ValueSingle-country grants — $300,000 to $500,000
Multi-country grants — $800,000 to $1,500,000
Regional/global grants — Up to $2,500,000
Indirect CostsEligible at 13%
DurationSingle-country grants — Up to 24 months 
Multi-country grants — Up to 36 months 
Regional/global grants — Up to 36 months 
Notify SIRI of intent to apply at ccorre@yorku.ca06-05-2023
Application due to SIRI for full review07-03-2023
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review07-10-2023
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at SIRI for mandatory review07-12-2023
Application due at agency 07-17-2023

The objectives of this call are to: 

  • Generate evidence about how to scale the impact of innovative approaches to address challenges of data systems and data use in education systems. 
  • Strengthen the capacities of relevant stakeholders to use that knowledge and innovation. 
  • Mobilize the evidence developed to improve policy and practice in education systems. 

Proposed research needs to address technical issues, multiple aspects of capacity strengthening, and effective governance and sustainability. The challenges are: 

  • Expanding and integrating data sets to understand learners and promote gender equality, equity and inclusion. 
  • Using platforms and tools to enhance data use. 
  • Expanding uses and users of data, including for public accountability. 

Multi-country and regional/global grants are preferred. Single-country grants will be considered where multi-country work is difficult and/or when the proposal provides a compelling and unique opportunity for learning from a single-country case.


Organizations may submit up to two applications as an individual organization, or the lead of a consortia.** 

KIX will prioritize funding to organizations based in low- and middle-income countries in regions covered by this call. See complete list of eligible countries in Annex A

  • Single-country grant proposals must be submitted by national organizations based in the country of focus. They may apply as individual organizations or lead a consortium that includes other organizations whether from within or outside the country. 
  • Multi-country grant proposals must be submitted by an organization based in a low- or middle-income country in Africa or the EAP region. Other consortium members may include organizations from within or outside the region; national, regional, or international offices of multi-lateral organizations; or international NGOs.
  • Regional/global grant proposals may be submitted by any organization that meets the general eligibility criteria, as an individual organization or leading consortium.

How to Apply

Because of the limitation of applications that can be submitted from York, applicants must notify SIRI by June 5 of their intent to apply. If there are more than 2 applicants, SIRI will work with the applicants to either merge teams or to run an internal competition. 

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at