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 for 2019 are now closed. Information on applying for 2020 will be available next year
J-WEL Higher Education Supports proposals that impact MIT education, with the broad potential for impact in global settings and with global learners  Twice per year
 
Applications for 2019 are now closed. Information on applying for 2020 will be available next year
J-WEL Workforce Learning Sponsors rigorous research that will help individuals and companies to make effective decisions regarding workplace learning  Applications accepted on a rolling basis year-round Applications for 2019 are now closed. Information on applying for 2020 will be available next year
MITili Learning Sciences Grant Proposals that will investigate ways of making learning more effective First week of June 2020 Last week of June 2020