Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For Research On Brain Differences Associated With Academic Achievement

  • Amount
    $1,000,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/11/2016
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Strategies
Overview
The mission of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship, including K-12 learning. MIT researchers will look at students across the socioeconomic spectrum to investigate the diverse ways in which the adolescent brain learns. Greater neuroscientific understanding of the mechanics of learning, particularly among members of disadvantaged communities, will help bring about academic, economic, and civic success for all students.
About the Grantee
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Address
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Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
Grants to this Grantee
for a project to expand J-PAL’s existing efforts in East and West Africa  
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was founded on the belief that anti-poverty programs can be made more effective - thus creating positive change in the lives of the poor - if policymakers have access to rigorous scientific evidence on what works and the capacities to apply it. This grant will support J-PAL's efforts to deepen its work in East and West Africa. Specifically, J-PAL plans to (a) build partnerships with select African governments, multilateral donors, research centers, and universities; (b) expand collaborations between East and West African scholars and J-PAL's research affiliates; and (c) support major development actors in Africa to incorporate evidence into the design of large programs. (Strategy: Evidence-Informed Policymaking)

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