Open Learning offers a variety of grant opportunities for MIT faculty. These grants can be used to develop online learning offerings for MIT students and global learners; fund projects to improve education outside of MIT, including pK-12 education, higher education, and workplace learning; or for other research purposes. View the complete list of grants below:

  Objective Application Deadline
MITx Modules Grant Program Module offerings on the edX platform to be used at MIT and offered Globally Fall: early September Spring: mid-Spring Fall: early November
Spring: mid-April
MITx Express Exploration Program Targeted innovations on the edX platform to be used at MIT and globally Fall: early September Spring: mid-Spring Fall: early November
Spring: mid-April
J-WEL pK-12 Impact a broad base of global learners, while also considering the relevance to learners in the USA  Once per year
 

Applications are now open until Feb. 5, 2021. 

J-WEL Higher Education Support projects that reimagine teaching and learning in higher education at MIT and globally Twice per year
 

Applications are now open until Feb. 5, 2021.

J-WEL Workforce Learning Provide seed funding for research projects that will improve workforce learning around the world Once per year Applications are now open until Jan. 20, 2021.
MITili Learning Sciences Grant Proposals that will investigate ways of making learning more effective First week of June 2020 Last week of June 2020