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Apply Now! Over $1 Million in Open Source Software Support from DIAL

By Wayan Vota on July 19, 2018

Open Source Grant Funding

Are you working on a Open Source software project in international development that needs support for one or more of these activities:

  • Enterprise-Level Quality Improvements
  • Multi-stakeholder Collaboration
  • Platform Building and Generalization
  • Product Consolidation
  • Managing Upstream Dependencies and Downstream Forks.

Then apply now for the Strategic Grants Program from the Open Source Center at the Digital Impact Alliance. The OSC will be giving out over $1 million in support to overcome common design and implementation challenges for many technology for development projects.

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Proposal Deadline: July 31, 2018

The DIAL Open Source Center’s mission is to convene a vibrant and inclusive community for builders of free and open source software – promoting knowledge sharing, collaboration and co-investment in technology and human capacity to support positive social change in communities around the world.

Up to five grants totaling $900,000 and up to 480 hours of in-kind support will be awarded along to projects that foster a healthy, sustainable, open source community and products. This award is expected to span six months of project activity, with an option to extend.

DAIL is accepting proposal questions on their community forum and applications should be emailed to grants@dial.community

DIAL Grant Eligibility

To be eligible for funding, your application needs to explain how it meets the following requirements:

  • Proposal extends, integrates, or improves one or more existing open source project(s) that is no longer in a conceptual phase, and has existing published code.
  • Target product(s) must be made available under a license approved by the Open Source Initiative or Free Software Foundation.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate successful past performance in implementation of software product development and documentation.
  • Only one application per product(s) is permitted under this RFA.
  • Applicants must identify a suitable recipient of funds such as a product ecosystem partner or fiscal sponsor, which displays sound management in the form of financial, administrative, and technical policies and procedures and present a system of internal controls that safeguard assets; protect against fraud, waste, and abuse; and support the achievement of program goals and objectives.

The solutions should also align with the Principles for Digital Development, with a specific focus on the following principles:

  • Understanding the Ecosystem
  • Building for Sustainability
  • Reusing and Improving
  • Using Open Source

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks and is the Digital Health Director at IntraHealth International. 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 IntraHealth International or other ICTWorks sponsors.
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4 Comments to “Apply Now! Over $1 Million in Open Source Software Support from DIAL”

  1. Lord infant jesus rural development society. India says:

    Send application for grant funding for Degital health solution

  2. Mustapha Ibrahim says:

    Hello. I am proud of me being an IT student in Jigawa State Polytechnic, Dutse, Nigria. Thank you for the support.

  3. Mumcy Cassandra Kiki Nhlabatsi - Dlamini says:

    Please assist me, I am from Swaziland in South Africa. I would like to request for funding. I wish to open an NGO where babies that are born unplanned can be kept and cared for instead of them being dumped in pit latrins or forest…but can explain in more details given the opportunity. Thanking you in advance.

  4. Mauritius agricultural marketing cooperatives federation Ltd says:

    We represent more than 7500 active Member of small cooperatives farmers. Our Federation namely Mauritius agricultural marketing cooperative federation Ltd was registered on March 1968 to help the small farmers. We are seeking for funding assistance to tackle from climate change in Mauritius

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