WAVE IV: OPEN NOW

NGLC has announced Wave IV, Breakthrough School Models for College Readiness, and welcomes potential applicants to review the invitation and details on these investments here.

NGLC’s APPROACH:

Across the country, innovators, educators, and institutions are applying the full potential of technology to boost student success. The timing is apt and the need is great:  30 percent of U.S. high school students drop out of high school each year, and 55 percent of college students do not graduate.

NGLC seeks out technology-enabled approaches and innovative instructional strategies that reverse these trends, and supports them with grants and community-building tools to broaden their impact (Wave IV press release).

The goal:  improve student success, create personalized learning experiences, and develop knowledge and skills for a lifetime. Read more on NGLC's approach here.

Technology-enabled innovations for specific challenges

  • NGLC grants are made through multiple funding waves launched every six to twelve months. Each wave targets specific challenges that address barriers to educational success.

  • The actual number of grants and the grant amounts vary by wave. Each wave involves a separate Request for Proposals, which outlines the challenges and the value and number of grants to be made.

  • NGLC recognizes the well-documented impact of technology on the way today’s students learn and, therefore, all NGLC waves foster technology-enabled solutions.

Winning ways to improve student success

  • NGLC has awarded more than $40 million to date, supporting a wide range of organizations, including research universities, community colleges, and start-up companies, state agencies and associations working with school districts.

  • Projects – from designing a national middle-school match contest to combining online learning with social networking – reflect tech-savvy thinking, educational understanding, rigorous assessment, and creativity.

Should you apply for an NGLC Grant?

NGLC grants, 48 made to date, are available to all entities, taxable, and non-exempt organizations, and U.S. federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies. Details for each wave of funding are contained in the Request for Proposals.

Learn more:

Wave I Challenges
Wave I Winners
Wave II Challenges
Wave II Winners
Wave III Challenges