5th Digital Media and Learning Competition, dubbed The Trust Challenge (Heads UP)


  • Type: Foundations
  • Source: HASTAC and MacArthur Foundation
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  • Award Min: $10,000.00
  • Award Max: $150,000.00
  • Quantity: Unknown


  • Deadline: Nov 03, 2014


Applications will open on September 3, 2014.

The Trust Challenge is open to museums, libraries, school districts, schools, higher education institutions, community organizations, developers, researchers and others committed to creative, open connected learning. Successful projects will develop digital projects and tools designed to build privacy, security, and 
safety into its digital offerings and build awareness around data and trust. Projects might include web or online applications, digital badge systems, data management platforms, online learning content or other innovations.

The 5th Digital Media and Learning Competition, dubbed The Trust Challenge, will offer year-long development grants of up to $150,000 to teams with the most promising innovations for fostering trusted learning environments online. The open invitation for proposals is supported by the MacArthur Foundation through a grant to the University of California, Irvine, administered by HASTAC, an alliance of more than 14,000 humanists, artists, social scientists, scientists and technologists working together to transform the future of learning.

The Trust Challenge is a response to a new report by the Aspen Institute Task Force on Learning and the Internet that called for innovations that enable people to pursue learning experiences online in an environment that is safe and private. The task force focused on American education, but the Trust Challenge 
is an international competition because the challenge is global.

Additional Info:
Sheryl Grant
Director of Social Networking, HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition