2016 Call - FSED Digital Inclusion: Education with New Horizons

Institutions/Research team


The 15th July 2015, Ceibal Foundation along with the National Agency for Research and Innovation Agencia Nacional de Investigación e Innovación -ANII- launched the first modality of the Education Sector Fund with the aim of funding research projects in education and technology, which complied with one or more strategic lines of research.  


Project background and objectives


The modality “Digital Inclusion: Education with New Horizons” was created for promoting evidence-based research in order to inform Ceibal Plan and other educational institutions actions’ in the field of education and technology -both inside and outside the formal educational system-. Research proposals were required to comply with one or more of Foundation's strategic lines of research. Futhermore, research design should contemplate the epistemological approaches identified as priorities (learning analytics, foresight, benchmarking).


The 2016 call included a new mechanism aimed at promoting capacity-building in the field of education and technology. Research proposals including a Master’s  degree student within the research team, would be positively assessed during the evaluation process. Pending selection of the project, the student would receive a scholarship of the National System of Scholarships (Uruguay) with additional funding to the amount requested by the project.


Funding amounts: 


On the basis of their duration, selected projects will be provided with the following non-repayable funds:


1. Up to UYU 795,000 (seven hundred and ninety-five thousand Uruguayan pesos), 80% of the total cost of the project, for projects lasting up to 6 months.

2. Up to UYU 1,060,000 (one million sixty thousand Uruguayan pesos), 80% of the total cost of the project, for projects lasting up to 18 months.


The minimum part to be contributed by the beneficiary institutions will be 20% of the investment planned in the project.


Additional information and materials


The 2016 call was opened since the 22nd June until the 15th September 2016. A total of 27 projects were submitted, from which 12 were finally selected.




Duration 18 months