Is your education organization eager to strengthen the evidence-base of its learning solution? Apply for support from expert researchers and social entrepreneurs who will advise you and build your approach to strengthening your evidence-base.
LEAP seeks to advance evidence-based learning solutions that help children thrive. For the 2023 LEAP Challenge, we welcome applications from education organizations (Project Hosts) with learning solutions that improve outcomes for children ages 2-12 that are focused on demonstrating the effectiveness of its solution and accelerating its impact through a stronger connection to evidence.
Eligible applicants are organizations with solutions in the prototype, pilot, or growth stage from anywhere in the world. Though not an eligibility requirement, we have a special interest in applications with innovations that embrace learning variability in typically developing children aged 2-12.
Organizations selected as Project Hosts will attend a three-day virtual LEAPathon event where they will meet with LEAP research and social entrepreneur Fellows, engage in project refinement sessions, and match with up to four LEAP Fellows. The 12-week project sprints will kick off in two waves: five projects will begin in September 2023 and five projects will begin in January 2024.
Benefits of hosting a LEAP project include:
Access to a global pool of research and social entrepreneur Fellows who apply their knowledge and skills to support your education solution’s evidence journey;
A final report that details tailor-made research recommendations (study designs, strategies, frameworks, and/or tools) that inform your approach to strengthen the evidence-base of your education solution;
Professionally-managed project facilitation provided by MIT Solve, allowing you to focus solely on the most critical elements of the 12-week project;
Valuable networking opportunities across the global cohort of LEAP Fellows and Project Hosts;
A $5,000 stipend to compensate for time spent hosting the LEAP Project.
If you're interested in being a Project Host and would like to learn more, please view the Eligibility & FAQ tab.