Who is investing in the Science of Learning?

Understanding learning represents one of the greatest scientific and educational challenges of our time and many institutions have made investments in the science of learning.

Deans for Impact 

(Austin, TX)

Deans for Impact is a national nonprofit organization in Austin Texas representing leaders in educator preparation who are committed to transforming educator preparation and elevating the teaching profession.

Mindset Scholars Network 

(Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Texas)

The Mindset Scholars Network’s brings together researchers from Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Texas to advance our scientific understanding of learning mindsets in order to improve student outcomes and expand educational opportunity.

Johns Hopkins University Science of Learning Institute

(Johns Hopkins University)

The Science of Learning Institute (SLI) at Johns Hopkins is committed to understanding and optimizing our ability to learn.  SLI has funded research on a variety of topics including language, literacy, memory, machine learning, and rehabilitation.  For more information please see our Funded Projects Page.

Science of Learning Research Centre

(Australian Research Council)

The Science of Learning Research Centre (SLRC) is a Special Research Initiative of the Australian Research Council. In the Centre researchers in education, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology are working together with teachers to understand the learning process.  This centre focuses on understanding learning: as it occurs in the laboratory or classroom, during personal study or group work, and through interaction with teachers or digital tools. 

The Brain Initiative 

(White House and National Institutes of Health)

On April 2, 2013, President Obama launched the BRAIN Initiative to “accelerate the development and application of new technologies that will enable researchers to produce dynamic pictures of the brain that show how individual brain cells and complex neural circuits interact at the speed of thought.”  The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative is part of a new Presidential focus aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain.

The National Science Foundation

(United States Government)

In 2001 the National Science Foundation (NSF) created the Science of Learning (SoL) Centers program, and invested in 6 Science of Learning Centers across the country. Funding for these centers is coming to an end, but NSF is still investing in the science of learning by creating new collaborative SoL research networks. 

The University of Chicago Science of Learning Center

(The University of Chicago)

The UChicago Science of Learning Center (UChicago SLC) bring researchers and practitioners together with the aim of enhancing research and learning outcomes.