U.S. Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands: Special Grant Competition in honor of CyberSecurity Awareness Month

Deadline: 10 November 2017 U.S. Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands has announced a special grant competition in honor of CyberSecurity Awareness Month focusing on supporting programs to promote the use of technology among younger audiences to solve problems related to critical infrastructure, disinformation, and cybersecurity. This program aims to bolster the impact of our shared U.S – Dutch responsibility for security, particularly as it relates to technology.  By involving university and high … [Read more...]

APC Call for Applications: Fifth African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG)

Deadline: 1 November 2017 The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) has announced the call for applications for the fifth African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG). The 2017 School will be held in Cairo, Egypt from 28 November to 2 December, to coincide with the African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) which will also take place in Cairo, from 4 to 6 December 2017. AfriSIG’s primary goal is to give Africans from multiple sectors and stakeholder groups the opportunity to gain … [Read more...]

Vodafone Americas Foundation™: Inviting Applicants for Wireless Innovation Project

Deadline: 5 March 2018 The Vodafone Americas Foundation™ is currently inviting applicants for its Wireless Innovation Project which is designed as a competition to promote innovation and increase implementation of wireless related technology for a better world. Total awards up to $600,000 will be available to support projects of exceptional promise that meet foundation's eligibility criteria. Types of Projects The Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project™ (the “competition”) seeks to identify and … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2018 Innovation Prize for Africa!

Deadline: 10 January 2018 African Innovation Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2018 Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 to strengthen African innovation ecosystems through supporting a culture of innovation and competitiveness, whilst spurring growth of innovative, market-driven African solutions to African challenges. Focus Areas Honouring and encouraging innovative achievements that contribute toward developing new products, increasing efficiency or saving cost in Africa. … [Read more...]

DST-NRDIO Call for Proposals 2017: Indo-Hungarian Joint Research Program

Deadline:  17 November 2017 The Department of Science & Technology (DST) of India and the National Research Development and Innovation Office (NRDIO) of Hungary have jointly announced a call for proposals 2017 to promote collaborative projects with clearly defined goals involving at least one Indian and one Hungarian scientist. Purposes To further research advances and knowledge production within the priority areas To create synergies across borders and institutes To benefit … [Read more...]

CIIPC Call for Applications: Second Asia-Pacific Workshop on Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition

Deadline: 31 October 2017 The Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC), National Law University, Delhi is organising the second Asia-Pacific Workshop on Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition from February 5th to 10th, 2018. This workshop will take place at the National Law University, Delhi. The purpose of this workshop is to explore contemporary issues at the interface of intellectual property law and competition law in different industries. In an era … [Read more...]

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

Deadline: 15 September 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 … [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...]