Offer: Digital Media and Learning Competition
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine, Duke University and the virtual network HASTAC, launched the third annual open-call competition that will provide $2 million in awards to innovators shaping the field of digital media and learning.
The competition seeks designers, inventors, entrepreneurs, researchers, and others to build digital experiences--the learning labs of the 21st century--that help young people interact, share, build, tinker, and explore in new and innovative ways.
Learning Lab Designer awards, which will range from $30,000-$200,000, are for learning environments and digital media-based experiences that allow young people to grapple with social challenges through activities based on the social nature, contexts, and ideas of science, technology, engineering.
Game Changers awards, which range from $5,000-$50,000, are for creative levels designed with either LittleBigPlanet or Spore Galactic Adventures that offer young people engaging game play experiences and that incorporate and leverage principles of science, technology, engineering and math for learning.
The online application system opens January 15th and preliminary applications are due January 22nd.
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age when the application is submitted; however, personnel working on the project may include students and others under the age of 18 as long as they are working under the supervision of the primary applicant.
Primary applicants from outside the U.S. must apply as institutions or organizations, not as individuals.
Legal U.S. residents whose principal place of residence is in the U.S. are eligible to apply as individuals.
Collaboration is strongly encouraged (though not required). International collaborations are particularly welcome, provided that the primary applicant meets eligibility requirements.
Only English-language applications will be accepted.