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

By Wayan Vota on May 11, 2020

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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 and sources of knowledge, expands the exercise of rights and freedoms, and allows access to opportunities and services such as employment, government services and others.

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Yet there are still digital divides between rural and urban populations, between men and women, and among persons with disabilities, and different income levels. In addition, the Internet is under permanent construction. Ensuring its accessibility, stability, and security is essential to strengthen user trust and foster Internet growth.

$174,000 FRIDA Grant Funding Awards

FRIDA is a program by LACNIC that supports Latin American and Caribbean initiatives that contribute to the consolidation of a global, open, stable and secure Internet. FRIDA Awards recognize initiatives with proven impact that have contributed to:

  • Internet Stability and Security: Strengthening network security, resilience, interconnection and operation.
  • Open and Free Internet: Promoting Internet user privacy, freedom and rights.
  • Internet Access: Expanding Internet access and promoting the benefits of connectivity.

Apply Now! Deadline is May 22, 2020

$60,000 ISIF Asia Grant Funding Awards

ISIF Asia is dedicated to empowering communities in the Asia Pacific region to research, design and implement Internet-based solutions. The 2020 Network Operations Research Grants will support two research and development projects focused on:

  • Improving security of the Internet routing system through the Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) standard.
  • Promoting the use of registry data through Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP).
  • Facilitating analysis of datasets related to Internet infrastructure and its security.

Apply Now! Deadline is June 21, 2020

$20,000 Internet Society Service Award

The Internet Society presents the prestigious Jon Postel award each year to outstanding contributions in service to the data communications community and places particular emphasis on those who have supported and enabled others.

The chosen candidate will be presented with a USD20,000 honorarium to recognize their efforts in advancing the Internet for the benefit of everybody.

Apply Now! Deadline is June 5, 2020

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of his employer, any of its entities, or any ICTWorks sponsor.
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3 Comments to “Apply Now! $255,000 Grant Funding for Internet Access, Security and Data”

  1. Ashit BK says:

    I am writing on behalf of Youth Entrepreneurship and Tourism for Social Development (YESTD). YESTD is legally registered organization. YESTD has been working multi sector. We are seeking for working opportunity and funding. Therefore I would like to explore collaboration and partnership. We are quite interested working with your team. Specially ICT sector. Therefore I want to talk with your team. Please give contact person name and contact detail.

  2. I am Richard Ochieng Anyal, co-founder and first Chairman of a nonprofit organization in Homa Bay County Kenya called KABONDO Persons With Disabilities Self Help Group.

    We promote the Rights of PWDs and community members, by fulfilling the implementation of UN SDGs.

    Currently we are implementing a project supported by RSWR – Right Sharing of World Resources at Ramba Centre, Homa Bay County Kenya. It’s a Women’s Economic Empowerment Programme entailing Revolving Savings and Loaning Scheme, Conducting Small Scale Businesses, Business Skills Training, Use of ICT for Mobile banking – Digital Money Transfer, Internet accessibility in rural areas and bridging the Digital gap between the rich and the poor people.by teaching use or computers, Mobile phones etc.

    We do search for Donors, read their guidelines and strive to attract funding to uplift the livelihoods of underserved people we participatorily work with.

    We are happy to have gotten access to ICTWorks website, from which we hope to get Donors for our projects. May we get partners to support us: email- :. [email protected]

  3. I am a founder of a not for ptofit organisation called Beyond The Bell, based in the rural areas of King Williams Town, in a village called Mzintshane, Buffalo City Metropolitan municipal, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Beyond The Bell was registered in 2019 in response to a need to put rural learners in the teçnology agenda, bridging the technology gap between rural and urban schools

    The focus of this organisation is on improving the learning process of rural learners by intrducing technology into learning to improve the outcomes. Also it seeks to empower and change lives of rural women and girls by by inculcating in them self-reliance, integrity and confidence.

    Currently , BTB is setting up a media centre at Mzintshane Senior Primary School that will be utilised by both schools and communities in the areas surrounding the school.

    BTB is struggling to recieve donations especially to purchase educational technology equipment and furniture. I humble appeal to your good office and kind heart for assistance. Any advice is welcome.