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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: $27,000 for African PhD Artificial Intelligence Researchers

Apply Now: $27,000 for African PhD Artificial Intelligence Researchers

Published on: Jan 24 2022 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
There are outstanding African graduate students doing exceptional artificial intelligence research across the African continent. They need support to become the...
Please RSVP Now: Global Digital Development Forum 2022 for ICT4D Innovations

Please RSVP Now: Global Digital Development Forum 2022 for ICT4D Innovations

Published on: Jan 20 2022 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we brought together over 2,600 experts for the first Global Digital Development Forum in May 2020. It was an amazing success...
Apply Now: $1 Million Cisco Global Social Problem Solver Challenge

Apply Now: $1 Million Cisco Global Social Problem Solver Challenge

Published on: Jan 17 2022 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
We need to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will create innovative technology solutions to solve the world’s most pressing social...
Apply Now: $200,000 for Youth-Led Social Impact Digital Solutions

Apply Now: $200,000 for Youth-Led Social Impact Digital Solutions

Published on: Jan 10 2022 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
The world is facing multiple problems today. Millions of children are still out of school due to COVID-19, which is exacerbating and exposing massive education,...
Apply Now: €160,750 for African Civic Participation Technology Innovations

Apply Now: €160,750 for African Civic Participation Technology Innovations

Published on: Dec 27 2021 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
There is an acute need for meaningful participation by African citizens in addressing and solving governance and development challenges across the continent. Civic...
Apply Now: $375,000 for Gender-Equitable Artificial Intelligence Outcomes

Apply Now: $375,000 for Gender-Equitable Artificial Intelligence Outcomes

Published on: Dec 21 2021 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $375,000 for Gender-Equitable Artificial Intelligence Outcomes
Artificial intelligence solutions are proliferating across the developing world. This growth in AI is highlighting instances of inequitable design, use, and impact...
Apply Now: £250,000 for Climate Resilience and Adaptation Programmes

Apply Now: £250,000 for Climate Resilience and Adaptation Programmes

Published on: Dec 13 2021 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
We will soon witness the unavoidable effects of climate change over the next few decades even as the global community works to limit global warming. People around...
Apply Now: $750,000 Digital Health Funding from Gates Foundation

Apply Now: $750,000 Digital Health Funding from Gates Foundation

Published on: Dec 06 2021 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sponsors Grand Challenges – a family of initiatives fostering innovation to solve key global health and development...
Apply Now! $2 Million for Smallholder Farmer AgriTech Solutions

Apply Now! $2 Million for Smallholder Farmer AgriTech Solutions

Published on: Nov 29 2021 by Wayan Vota - 16 Comments
Agriculture is by far the most important economic activity in Africa, employing about two-thirds of the continent’s working population. Yet agricultural productivity...
Apply Now: $900,000 for African Natural Language Processing Projects

Apply Now: $900,000 for African Natural Language Processing Projects

Published on: Nov 24 2021 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The ability to communicate and be understood in one’s own language is fundamental to digital and societal inclusion. Natural language processing techniques...