Notre Dame receives $40 million federal award to improve global education outcomes

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Colleen Sharkey | August 25, 2020

The University of Notre Dame’s Pulte Institute for Global Development — together with the Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI) and its Global Center for the Development of the Whole Child — has won a $40 million cooperative agreement to lead a five-year program to advance U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) learning priorities in the global education sector. This USAID E3/Education Office award is one of the largest federal grants Notre Dame has ever received.

The Higher Education for Leadership, Innovation and Exchange — Supporting Holistic and Actionable Research in Education program, funded by USAID, will strengthen research capacity and knowledge translation to fill critical gaps in the education sector.

“The Pulte Institute and IEI act as an important mechanism in carrying out Notre Dame’s distinctive mission to serve those in need, and this award will be monumental in helping propel the University forward in that role,” said Robert J. Bernhard, vice president for research and professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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