Philipp Schmidt

Reimagining higher education


So, what's the big idea?

Philipp is an open education geek who is interested in the future of higher education. He is a co-founder of Peer 2 Peer University, a project that uses open educational resources to create high quality learning communities for self learners.

Philipp Schmidt's flash grant nominations

Twice a year we award a number of small grants to a collection of social change agents, no strings attached, in support of their work. We call these Flash Grants and recipients are selected based on nominations from our Fellows. Each award is worth $5,000.

Female
Saja Muzaini
about.me/saja.muzaini
Female
Catherine D'Ignazio
www.kanarinka.com/
Male
Christopher Adams
freebassel.org/
Female
Julie Legault
julielegault.com/amino
Male
Charlie De Tar
tirl.org/
Male
Grif Peterson
blackbearhat.tumblr.com/
Male
Shaka Senghor
www.shakasenghor.com/
Female
Karen Fasimpaur
k12opened.com/
Male
Ari Bader Natal
aribadernatal.com/
Male
David Albert
dave.is/

Spend breakdown

At the heart of our co-investment fellowship model is the principle that Fellows continue to invest in their own ideas. The Foundation amplifies the Fellow’s investment by matching it at least tenfold, along with covering the cost of their time for the year.

The figures you see here do not reflect each Fellow’s fellowship year funding, but rather the funds unlocked within our financial year, as the fellowship years start either March or September and Fellows are not required to spend the available funds proportionately throughout the year.

2007

Our contribution:
$103,085.27
Total funds:
$103,085.27

2008

Our contribution:
$21,396.01
Total funds:
$21,396.01

2009

Our contribution:
$41,925.93
Total funds:
$41,925.93

2010

Fellow contribution:
$12,721.19
Our contribution:
$143,877.15
Total funds:
$156,598.34

2011

Fellow contribution:
$22,012.65
Our contribution:
$423,055.52
Total funds:
$445,068.17

2012

Fellow contribution:
$4,811.78
Our contribution:
$111,882.48
Total funds:
$116,694.26

2013

Fellow contribution:
$9,999.77
Our contribution:
$103,250.13
Total funds:
$113,249.90

2014

Fellow contribution:
$6,717.20
Our contribution:
$97,734.45
Total funds:
$104,451.65
People
Marketing
Software
Travel
Infrastructure
Training
Office space
Legal
Total funding to date:
$1,102,469.53