The MacArthur Foundation announced recently that they are launching the second round of their Digital Media and Learning Competition, in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine, Duke University and the virtual network HASTAC. Global Kids’ RezEd project was one of 17 projects awarded a DML Competition grant last year. This year’s competition for the first time will invite applications from young innovators aged 18-25 and international applicants for the first time.
An open-to-the-public grant application process is very new to MacArthur. This is a rare opportunity for virtually anyone to apply and potentially win a grant from $5,000 to $250,000! I particularly like that they are including an online forum where potential applicants
can "post their ideas, solicit feedback, offer their services, and
connect with other applicants and potential collaborators."
Applications are due Oct. 15, 2008 and winners will be publicly announced in April 2009. For more information and to apply, go to http://www.dmlcompetition.net.