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Current ICT4D Grant Funding Opportunities

Here are the current grant funding opportunities for ICT4D projects around the world. Be sure to check the requirements of each donor and the funding priorities of each call for proposals.

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Apply Now: $500,000 USAID Grants for Internet Connectivity and Digital Financial Services

Apply Now: $500,000 USAID Grants for Internet Connectivity and Digital Financial Services

Published on: Feb 19 2024 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Advancing a competitive, innovative, and secure marketplace for Internet connectivity and digital financial services in low- and middle-income countries is crucial...
Apply Now: $5,000 Seed Grants for African Startup Business Entrepreneurs

Apply Now: $5,000 Seed Grants for African Startup Business Entrepreneurs

Published on: Feb 05 2024 by Wayan Vota - 146 Comments
Seed funding for business entrepreneurs in Africa is vital for catalyzing economic growth and fostering innovation across a continent brimming with potential. Start-up...
Apply Now: $2 Million for Research to Control Artificial Intelligence

Apply Now: $2 Million for Research to Control Artificial Intelligence

Published on: Jan 29 2024 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Artificial intelligence systems that are much smarter than humans could arrive in the next 10 years. To manage potential risks these systems could pose, we need...
Apply Now: €250,000 for Your Food Security Technology Solution

Apply Now: €250,000 for Your Food Security Technology Solution

Published on: Jan 22 2024 by Wayan Vota - 19 Comments
In recent years, Africa has faced significant challenges in achieving food security, a situation exacerbated by factors such as climate change, population growth,...
Apply Now: £250,000 for Innovation Solutions to Humanitarian Challenges

Apply Now: £250,000 for Innovation Solutions to Humanitarian Challenges

Published on: Jan 08 2024 by Wayan Vota - 10 Comments
With over 350 million people worldwide requiring humanitarian assistance – a number that is set to continue growing – now, more than ever, we are seeing the...
Apply Now: $1 Million for Transformative Global Artificial Intelligence Solutions

Apply Now: $1 Million for Transformative Global Artificial Intelligence Solutions

Published on: Jan 01 2024 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $1 Million for Transformative Global Artificial Intelligence Solutions
Artificial intelligence has captured the world’s imagination. Builders everywhere are applying AI to reshape humanity’s most important challenges. Large language...
Apply Now: £250,000 Artificial Intelligence for Humanitarians Grant Fund

Apply Now: £250,000 Artificial Intelligence for Humanitarians Grant Fund

Published on: Dec 18 2023 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Humanitarian aid workers have a responsibility to ensure they use artificial intelligence to capitalize on the technology’s potential to respond more effectively...
Apply Now: €1.5 Million for African Data Governance Projects

Apply Now: €1.5 Million for African Data Governance Projects

Published on: Dec 11 2023 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Digital development plays a pivotal role in accelerating inclusive and sustainable development. The integration of digital solutions can significantly reduce inequalities...
AI Funding Trends in Digital Health: Gates Foundation Grant Awards Analysis

AI Funding Trends in Digital Health: Gates Foundation Grant Awards Analysis

Published on: Dec 04 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on AI Funding Trends in Digital Health: Gates Foundation Grant Awards Analysis
The Gates Foundation recently announced the winners of their Grand Challenge for “Catalyzing Equitable Artificial Intelligence (AI) Use.” According to the...
Apply Now: $1 Million Investments for Digital Media Companies

Apply Now: $1 Million Investments for Digital Media Companies

Published on: Nov 27 2023 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
There are more than 7 billion people living in countries without a free press, creating an urgent need for media financing and advisory services in countries seeking...