Internet for Development Grant: Scaling-Up an Innovative Internet-Based Solution to Development Issues

Deadline: 30 August 2017 The Internet for Development Grant will support the scaling-up of an innovative Internet-based solution to development issues. Innovation and a development focus must be an integral part of the project proposal. Applications areas such as women and girls in IT, diversity and inclusion, access provision, utility services, devices, IoT, IPv6, privacy, democracy enhancement, open data, economic empowerment, poverty alleviation, health and education will be considered … [Read more...]

UNICEF Innovation Fund: VR/AR Technologies to Solve Real Human Problems

Deadline: 17 September 2017 Do you have a Virtual or Augmented reality solution that can help improve children's lives? Is yes, then apply for UNICEF Innovation Fund. Applications open for "UNICEF Innovation Fund" which is looking for start-ups that are developing and piloting new open source VR/AR solutions. VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) technologies can be used to solve real human problems. By providing new, immersive ways of accessing data they can enhance our learning … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Science Collaboration Symposium!

Deadline: 14 September 2017 Applications are open for "Science Collaboration Symposium". The symposium will be funded and delivered as part of the UK Government’s Gulf Science Innovation Knowledge Economy Programme, which forms part of a wider programme. Cyber security will be one of the topics of this symposium. This event is organised in collaboration by the UK Science & Innovation Network (SIN), the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the British Council and in … [Read more...]

Apply for GSMA Mobile for Development (M4D) Utilities Innovation Fund!

Deadline: 3 September 2017 Applications are open for the Mobile for Development (M4D) Utilities Innovation Fund with an aim to test and scale the use of mobile to improve or increase access to energy, water and sanitation services. To date, M4D Utilities estimates the trials have impacted over 2.5 million direct beneficiaries in underserved populations around the world. The grants awarded since 2013 have led to an additional $174 million raised by grantees from the private sector, showcasing … [Read more...]

STDF-JSPS Joint Call for Proposals: Supporting Joint Research Projects and Seminars

Deadline: 6 September 2017 The Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF) and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) have announced its seventh call for proposals in the framework of the cooperation between the Egyptian and Japanese governments. The purpose of this program is to establish a new cooperation or to further advance an existing one in areas of mutual interest. In addition, the program will promote exchange visits between Egyptian and Japanese scientists and will … [Read more...]

NRCan Call for EOIs: Next Generation Clean Energy Infrastructure Program

Deadline: 25 September 2017 Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is seeking Expression of Interest (EOIs) for its Next Generation Clean Energy Infrastructure program to support investments in green infrastructure, including initiatives that will support the implementation of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. Funding Streams Energy Efficient Buildings Research, Development & Demonstration - Up to $49.3M over eight years from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2026 to … [Read more...]

Development Innovations: Seeking Applications for Second Chance Fund

Deadline: 5 August 2017 Development Innovations (DI) is seeking applications for Second Chance Fund, a grants fund that offers applicants the opportunity to utilize the lessons they have learned from an unsuccessful ICT for Development project or tool to develop a new approach to the same development problem. An ICT for Development tool can be an app, website, database, social media campaign, mobile data collection tool, or other technologies used to solve a development issue. Development … [Read more...]

SPIDER Call for Proposals: Inviting Local NGOs for ICT for Transparency and Accountability Projects in Myanmar

Deadline: 31 August 2017 The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (SPIDER) has announced a call for proposals for “ICT for Transparency and Accountability projects in Myanmar”. Myanmar is undergoing unprecedented change and there are many opportunities to contribute to development. Transparency is availability on information about commitments, decisions and the situation at large and developing a country’s transparency makes for informed and inclusive processes. SPIDER welcomes … [Read more...]

IFAD Call for Proposals: Promoting Innovations in ICT for Agriculture and Rural Development in Developing Countries

Deadline: 25 July 2017 The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is seeking proposals from eligible organizations to implement a project on South-South and Triangular Cooperation to support rural transformation: Promoting innovations in information and communication technology (ICT) for agriculture and rural development. Objectives Strengthen smallholders’ capacities to undertake sustainable rural transformation processes by accessing “digital dividends” created through … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Digital India eGovernance Fellowship Programme

Deadline:  15 September 2017 Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India has launched a targeted call for applications for the eGovernance Digital India Fellowship Programme which has been designed as a one-year practice-oriented programme (9 months part – time and 3 months full-time in institutions) to give impetus to eGovernance related research and studies across levels of policy and implementation through building the capacities of individuals, who act as … [Read more...]

GCRF Networking Grants: Inviting Researchers from Developing Countries and UK to Address Global Challenges

Deadline: 6 September 2017 The Academy of Medical Sciences in partnership with the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Society, is seeking applications for its Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Networking Grants Program to allow researchers from developing countries and the UK to forge new links and hold networking events to generate innovative and interdisciplinary research ideas to address global challenges. The Networking Grants will bring together novel … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2017 FIRE Africa Awards!

Deadline: 1 August 2017 Applications are open for the 2017 Fund for Internet Research and Development (FIRE) Africa Awards with an aim to acknowledge innovative initiatives in Africa that have made concrete contributions through the use of information and communications technologies and have had a proven impact on the region’s social and economic development. Award Categories Internet development. Network operation, accelerating and expanding access, devices, infrastructure, the … [Read more...]

Apply for FIRE Africa Grants 2017: Developing Innovative Solutions to Africa’s Education, Information, Infrastructure and Communication Needs

Deadline: 1 August 2017 The Fund for Internet Research and Development (FIRE) is currently accepting applications for its Africa Grants 2017. The beneficiaries will be provided with series of institutional strengthening and capacity building activities aimed at providing the knowledge, tools and contacts needed to further advance successful initiatives. The FIRE Africa Grants program designed to encourage, support and develop innovative online solutions to Africa’s education, information, … [Read more...]

U.S. – Netherlands: Inviting Proposals for Cyber Security Research Programme

Deadline: 31 August 2017 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science & Technology (S&T), Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA), Cyber Security Division (CSD), the Netherlands Ministry of Security and Justice (S&J) and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) is seeking proposals for its joint research activities in "Cyber Security Research Programme". The ultimate goal is to collectively select a number of proposals for which we will … [Read more...]

NATO’s Science for Peace and Security Programme: Inviting Proposals on Cyber Defence

Deadline: 31 October 2017 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme is seeking proposals on "Cyber Defence", to target scientific and technological advancements in the field of cyber defence. Cyber threats and attacks are becoming more frequent, sophisticated and damaging. The Alliance of today faces an evolving and complex threat environment previously unseen in this domain of operations. Both state and non-state actors have the ability to … [Read more...]

Internet for Development Grant: Scaling-Up an Innovative Internet-Based Solution to Development Issues

Deadline: 30 August 2017 The Internet for Development Grant will support the scaling-up of an innovative Internet-based solution to development issues. Innovation and a development focus must be an integral part of the project proposal. Applications areas such as women and girls in IT, diversity and inclusion, access provision, utility services, devices, IoT, IPv6, privacy, democracy enhancement, open data, economic empowerment, poverty alleviation, health and education will be considered by … [Read more...]

ISIF Asia’s Cybersecurity Grants: Supporting Project Focusing on Practical Solutions

Deadline: 30 August 2017 The cybersecurity grants will support projects focusing on practical solutions around network resiliency and security. Project proposals must include an implementation component. Focus Areas The grant is open to all relevant topics of interest around network resiliency and security, focusedon one or more of the following areas: Naming: Innovative approaches to DNSSEC that enhance user confidence in Internet-based services. Routing: Support for wider … [Read more...]

Internet Operations Research Grants: Supporting Development of Independent Internet Research

Deadline: 30 August 2017 The Internet Operations Research Grants support the development of an independent Internet research community whose work can improve the availability, reliability, and security of the Internet in the Asia Pacific region, and widen its coverage, applications and benefit to the community. The grants are open to research focused on Internet operations, infrastructure and related protocols, such as network measurement and analysis; IPv6; BGP routing; network security as … [Read more...]

Apply for ISIF Asia’s Three Grants Programs! Empowering Communities in the Asia Pacific Region

Deadline: 30 August 2017 The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia) has announced its three grants programs to empower community in the Asia pacific region to research, design and implement Internet-based solutions for their own needs, placing particular emphasis on the positive role the Internet has in social and economic development in the region. The grant programs are: Internet Operations Research Grants Internet for Development Grant Cybersecurity grants ISIF Asia … [Read more...]

DST Call for Notification of Intent (NoIs): Inviting Applicants for Smart Grids Programme

Deadline: 31 August 2017 The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is seeking applications for its programme entitled “Smart Grids" to seamlessly transition from the existing centralized power network powered with fossil fuels to generation systems powered with renewable energy. The objective of this Call is to undertake Research &Development in the field of Smart Grids to innovate on components /systems / sub-systems / technologies required to address the challenges related to … [Read more...]

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