Call for Proposals: Revitalizing STEM education to equip next generations with STEM Competency (Deadline: 22 April 2024)

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The call is now open for the joint UNESCO and Huawei Technologies project, focusing on enhancing STEM education in Europe and contributing to SDG 4 and SDG 9.

Call for Proposals: Revitalizing STEM education

The 15-month project aims to create innovative educational solutions, to increase institutional and professional capabilities, and share knowledge and best practices at both regional and global levels. The project will identify innovative proposals composed of STEM Research Activities and STEM Educational Activities presented by applicant teams. After 6 months of implementation, project teams will be invited to co-create and consolidate results to co-develop a STEM education knowledge hub and a regional inventory of STEM educational resources.

A supervisory board will select up to 5 promising proposals. Project proposals will need to consider national and local STEM educational landscapes and coordinate with relevant stakeholders. Selected teams will receive funding from the project of a total of up to 26,000 USD to implement their innovative STEM education projects within a 6-month period.

The selected project teams will have the opportunity to share results, best practices, methodologies, and lessons learnt. The generated knowledge will then be scaled up within and across the region.

Each proposal will include both STEM Research Activities and STEM Educational Activities, whose implementation will be executed by project teams in close collaboration with UNESCO.

For STEM Research Activities, the research should focus on one of the following domains:

  • Correlation between investments in STEM and educational outcomes
  • Female participation in STEM education
  • Flexible teaching and learning models and inclusive approaches
  • Technologies development and application in STEM education in schools
  • Effectiveness of the educational system to deliver STEM education
  • National ecosystems and policies for STEM education

For STEM Educational Activities, the activities should relate to one of the following modalities:

  • STEM teaching and learning activities for students
  • Strengthening teacher development and inclusive STEM pedagogies

Educational agencies, universities, research agencies, independent experts, NGOs, schools from European countries (with a priority focus on South-East Europe and the Mediterranean) are all eligible applicants.

Interested applicants are requested to submit all documents to by 22 April 2024 by 23:59 (CET). Applicants may direct questions related to the preparation of the application to the same email address.

For more details on the selection criteria and supporting documents, please download the attached “Call for Proposals” and “Application Form”.