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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: $15,000 Grants for Your Educational Technology NGO

Apply Now: $15,000 Grants for Your Educational Technology NGO

Published on: May 25 2020 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
The global coronavirus pandemic has closed all schools and universities in 192 countries, affecting more than 90% of the world’s learners: almost 1.6 billion...
Apply Now: $1.5 Million Grant Funding for Health Security Technology

Apply Now: $1.5 Million Grant Funding for Health Security Technology

Published on: May 18 2020 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The novel coronavirus disease is the latest in a series of infectious disease emergencies, including cholera, Ebola, SARS, Chikungunya, HIV/AIDS, and influenza....
Apply Now! $255,000 Grant Funding for Internet Access, Security and Data

Apply Now! $255,000 Grant Funding for Internet Access, Security and Data

Published on: May 11 2020 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Internet access is a fundamental aspect for the full exercise of our human rights, according to the United Nations. The Internet enables greater access to information...
Apply Now: £2.5 million for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion

Apply Now: £2.5 million for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion

Published on: May 04 2020 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Mobile networks have become the primary way of accessing the internet in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), driving economic growth, enabling access to life-enhancing...
Apply Now: £500,000 DFID Grant Funding for COVID-19 Digital Response

Apply Now: £500,000 DFID Grant Funding for COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Apr 28 2020 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Governments and civil society in low- and middle-income countries often lack the digital infrastructure to capture, share, and use data in the timescales and distance...
Apply Now: $500 Million for COVID-19 Digital Response from IsDB Group

Apply Now: $500 Million for COVID-19 Digital Response from IsDB Group

Published on: Apr 20 2020 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
The coronavirus pandemic has shown us that our survival depends on how much we invest in science, technology and innovation. We need the necessary tools to be more...
Apply Now: $270,000 IBM Funding for COVID-19 Digital Response

Apply Now: $270,000 IBM Funding for COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Apr 13 2020 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The global coronavirus pandemic has radically changed the world in less than a month. We are all facing unprecedented, interconnected challenges and scrambling...
Apply Now: $5 Million from Gates Foundation for Digital Health Projects

Apply Now: $5 Million from Gates Foundation for Digital Health Projects

Published on: Mar 31 2020 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
Many countries use behavior change campaigns to educate their citizenry on immunization, neglected tropical diseases, nutrition, malaria, and polio to manage the...
Apply Now: $30,000 Google Africa PhD Fellowships in Computer Science

Apply Now: $30,000 Google Africa PhD Fellowships in Computer Science

Published on: Mar 23 2020 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
There are outstanding graduate students doing exceptional and innovative research in areas relevant to computer science and related fields across the African continent....
Apply Now: 10 Million CHF to Improve Adolescent Wellbeing with Technology

Apply Now: 10 Million CHF to Improve Adolescent Wellbeing with Technology

Published on: Mar 02 2020 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Young people between the ages of 10-24 should be central actors in shaping the world they live in. They are  early adopters of new digital applications, and could...