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Current ICT4D Project Funding Opportunities

Here are the current requests for proposals for ICT4D projects around the world. Be sure to check the requirements of each donor and the funding priorities of each call for proposals.

Apply directly to each solicitation and follow their specified guidelines – incomplete grant applications are usually not accepted.

Apply Now: $15,000 for Online Conservation Conversation Platform Ideas

Apply Now: $15,000 for Online Conservation Conversation Platform Ideas

Published on: Apr 19 2021 by Wayan Vota - 9 Comments
Historically, rural voices have been either missing or largely ignored in much of the debate and decision making around the management of natural resources, particularly...
Apply Now: $600,000 UNHCR Scale-Up Grants for Your EduTech Solution

Apply Now: $600,000 UNHCR Scale-Up Grants for Your EduTech Solution

Published on: Jan 04 2021 by Wayan Vota - 23 Comments
Children affected by humanitarian crises need high-quality educational technology innovations at scale to improve their lifelong social and economic opportunities. ...
Apply Now: Startup Funding for Women-Led Digital Health Businesses

Apply Now: Startup Funding for Women-Led Digital Health Businesses

Published on: Oct 12 2020 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Strong health systems that can withstand global health crisis harness the best expertise, diverse perspectives in decision making, and are built on gender equality. Sign...
Apply Now: £250,000 for Your Assistive Digital Technology in Africa & Asia

Apply Now: £250,000 for Your Assistive Digital Technology in Africa & Asia

Published on: Sep 21 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: £250,000 for Your Assistive Digital Technology in Africa & Asia
The coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated connectivity is a fundamental right. Never before has it been so important for people across the world to access daily...
Apply Now: $850,000 NIH Grant Funding for mHealth Research Projects

Apply Now: $850,000 NIH Grant Funding for mHealth Research Projects

Published on: Aug 17 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $850,000 NIH Grant Funding for mHealth Research Projects
The enormous potential for mobile technology to transform health care, personal health management, and basic health research has led to the rapid development of...
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 - 8 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: £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: $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: $1 Million Seed Funds for Digital Health Startups in East Africa

Apply Now: $1 Million Seed Funds for Digital Health Startups in East Africa

Published on: Feb 10 2020 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
East Africa as a whole has experienced rapid economic growth over the past five years. The combined healthcare market across Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia is $8 Billion...
Apply Now: $75,000 for Open Source Software Sustainability Planning

Apply Now: $75,000 for Open Source Software Sustainability Planning

Published on: Feb 03 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $75,000 for Open Source Software Sustainability Planning
Expensive mainstream proprietary software from advanced markets isn’t appropriate for many resource-constrained contexts in international development. Open Source...