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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 Remote Sensing Agriculture Technology Challenge

Apply Now: $200,000 Remote Sensing Agriculture Technology Challenge

Published on: Feb 18 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Smallholder farmers produce the vast majority of the world’s cocoa, the basic ingredient for chocolate. Cocoa farmers face daunting challenges: declining yields,...
Apply Now: $1.8 Million in Seed Funding for Artificial Intelligence Startups

Apply Now: $1.8 Million in Seed Funding for Artificial Intelligence Startups

Published on: Feb 04 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
The UNICEF Innovation Fund’s Data Science Call for Proposals seeks to invest in innovative companies that are using data science, machine learning, artificial...
Apply Now: 1,750,000€ African Climate Smart Agriculture Grant Funding

Apply Now: 1,750,000€ African Climate Smart Agriculture Grant Funding

Published on: Jan 21 2019 by Wayan Vota - 29 Comments
Agricultural systems worldwide are facing a triple challenge: how to sustainably increase productivity, while reducing the impact of agriculture on climate change,...
Apply Now: $25 Million in Artificial Intelligence Grants from Google

Apply Now: $25 Million in Artificial Intelligence Grants from Google

Published on: Jan 14 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Google believes that artificial intelligence and machine learning can provide new ways of approaching problems and meaningfully improve social and economic development. They...
Apply Now: $100,000 for Digital Identification Systems from World Bank

Apply Now: $100,000 for Digital Identification Systems from World Bank

Published on: Jan 09 2019 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
In an increasingly digital age, the lack of verifiable identification often results in exclusion from economic opportunities and a variety of social and political...
Apply Now! £20 Million Grant Funding for Digital Health Innovations

Apply Now! £20 Million Grant Funding for Digital Health Innovations

Published on: Nov 12 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now! £20 Million Grant Funding for Digital Health Innovations
Are you an innovator working on digital health innovations that could have a significant and measurable impact on making urgent and emergency care affordable and...
Apply Now: $1 Million Grant Funding for Agricultural Disease Surveillance Data

Apply Now: $1 Million Grant Funding for Agricultural Disease Surveillance Data

Published on: Oct 29 2018 by Wayan Vota - 12 Comments
Farmers in low-income countries struggle to protect their crops from pests and disease like the Fall Armyworm. They are unprepared and ill-equipped to respond effectively...
Introducing the Principles of Donor Alignment for Digital Health

Introducing the Principles of Donor Alignment for Digital Health

Published on: Oct 24 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Let us all celebrate the amazing transition that’s happening in health systems across low- and middle-income countries. Increasingly, data previously locked in...
Apply Now: 200,000€ in Innovation Awards for Your Technology Solutions

Apply Now: 200,000€ in Innovation Awards for Your Technology Solutions

Published on: Oct 17 2018 by Wayan Vota - 23 Comments
Millions of people face immense basic needs supply challenges on a daily basis. Food, water, sanitation, waste management, education, healthcare, and mobility are...
Apply Now: £900,000 for Rural Connectivity Projects in Ghana and Uganda

Apply Now: £900,000 for Rural Connectivity Projects in Ghana and Uganda

Published on: Oct 08 2018 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Mobile internet connectivity brings a wide range of social and economic benefits by helping to promote digital inclusion and supporting the delivery of essential...