Practical Insights on Funding for ICT4D Projects

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Current Digital Development 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: $200,000 in Financing for Digital Health Startups in East Africa

Apply Now: $200,000 in Financing for Digital Health Startups in East Africa

Published on: Oct 21 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Many digital health technology entrepreneurs struggle to attract start-up financing and this can inhibit their ability to grow. At best they may underperform their...
Apply Now: $900,000 for Early Reader Digital Books in Local Languages

Apply Now: $900,000 for Early Reader Digital Books in Local Languages

Published on: Oct 14 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Building on a child’s language foundation, literacy leads to better health, broadens employment opportunities, and creates safer and more stable societies. However,...
Apply Now: $850,000 NIH Grant Funding for Your mHealth Research Ideas

Apply Now: $850,000 NIH Grant Funding for Your mHealth Research Ideas

Published on: Oct 07 2019 by Wayan Vota - 9 Comments
The enormous potential for mobile technology to transform health care, personal health management, and basic health research has led to the rapid development of...
Apply Now: $170,000 to Study Digital Financial Services for Health Systems

Apply Now: $170,000 to Study Digital Financial Services for Health Systems

Published on: Sep 30 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Financial protection is at the core of universal health coverage and is one of the final coverage goals of the Sustainable Development Goals. Financial protection...
Apply Now: $250,000 Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowships for Open Innovation

Apply Now: $250,000 Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowships for Open Innovation

Published on: Sep 23 2019 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
Mark Shuttleworth, achieved great commercial success by building a commercial enterprise on Open Source software that was by its nature available for anyone to...
Can Bitcoin or Ethereum Cryptocurrency Fund Your Next ICT4D Project?

Can Bitcoin or Ethereum Cryptocurrency Fund Your Next ICT4D Project?

Published on: Sep 09 2019 by Guest Writer - 6 Comments
While cryptocurrency is starting to become a hot topic among some non-profits, it is estimated that only 1% of non-profits are currently accepting cryptocurrency...
Want DFID Grant Funding? Then Use Digital Principles in Your Proposals

Want DFID Grant Funding? Then Use Digital Principles in Your Proposals

Published on: Aug 19 2019 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
The Department for International Development (DFID) is a United Kingdom government department responsible for administering £10.9 billion GBP in overseas aid....
Apply Now: £130,400 to Fly UAV Drones for DFID and UNICEF

Apply Now: £130,400 to Fly UAV Drones for DFID and UNICEF

Published on: Aug 05 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
There are multiple uses of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for aerial mapping and medical supply activities like blood and drug deliveries. However, the majority...
Apply Now: €5 Million Euros for High-Technology for Humanitarian Aid

Apply Now: €5 Million Euros for High-Technology for Humanitarian Aid

Published on: Jul 29 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Humanitarian crises and disasters have increased in number, complexity and severity over the last 25 years, challenging the resilience of people living in areas...
Apply Now: Help USAID Understand the Role of DFS in Healthcare

Apply Now: Help USAID Understand the Role of DFS in Healthcare

Published on: Jul 22 2019 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
About 100 million people are still being pushed into “extreme poverty” (living on $ 1.90 or less a day) because they have to pay for healthcare. Over 800 million...