Center for International Cooperation in Education Development  (CICED) with support of the World Bank announces the start of the competition under the Small Grants Program 2017. Small Grants Program is aimed at development of the national expert capacity in the field of assessment and management of education.

The grant amount is up to $10000 USD.

The winners of the competition will also receive expert support of their research.

The start date for application acceptance is  05 April 2017.

The last date for application acceptance is  30 April 2017.

In frames of competition we will accept research on monitoring data analysis and interpretation, assessment data use in educational policy making and others. For more detailed information on competition please visit

All received applications will be reviewed by competition committee that includes Russian and international experts in the field of education, representatives of the World Bank and CICED.

We invite research teams from Russian Federation and CIS countries to participate in competition.

Please send your questions and comments to competition coordinator to