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
 

Proposals accepted Dec-Jan annually

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

Proposals accepted Dec-Jan annually

J-WEL Workforce Learning Provide seed funding for research projects that will improve workforce learning around the world Once per quarter Proposals accepted year-round
MITili Learning Sciences Grant Proposals that will investigate ways of making learning more effective Not currently active  Check back in the fall for updates