OTF Call for Applications: Core Infrastructure Fund Grant Program

Deadline: 1 November 2018

The Open Technology Fund (OTF) is seeking applications for its Core Infrastructure Fund that supports the ‘building block’ technologies, infrastructures, and communities relied upon by digital security and circumvention tools strengthening internet freedom, digital security, and the overall health of the internet.

Award information

  • OTF awards are performance-based contracts (see an example template here) signed directly with the applicant. Payment is issued on completion of stated objectives, activities, and deliverable per a schedule outlined in the contract. OTF reserves the right to award less or more than the funds requested as deemed in the best interest of OTF’s priorities.
  • Applications that request more than the award ceiling of $300,000 or less than the award floor of $5,000 may be deemed technically ineligible.

Project and Budget Periods

OTF awards are generally 6 to 18 months in duration. From time to time, OTF may consider requests to extend existing contracts beyond previously agreed upon duration. Any such decision will be subject to availability of funds, satisfactory progress of the applicants, and a determination that continued funding would be in the best interest of program priorities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Ideal applicants are proposing efforts within the scope of this fund and OTF’s mission, values, and principles. In addition, ideal applicants meet one or more of the following:
    • Individuals of all ages irrespective of nationality, residency, creed, gender, or other factors, with the exception that OTF is not able to support applicants within countries that the United States has trade restrictions or export sanctions as determined by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC);
    • Non-profit organization/non-government organization, including U.S.-based NGO, PIO, or foreign NGO;
    • Non-profit university or research institution in any country;
    • For-profit organization or business in any country;
    • Consortia of multiple people or organizations with one individual or organization designated as the lead applicant;
    • Have demonstrated experience administering successful projects, preferably targeting the requested program area, or similarly challenging program environments where OTF reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations;
    • Ideal applicants should not duplicate or simply add to efforts supported by other USG funding programs;
    • Ideal applicants must not reflect any type of support for any member, affiliate, or representative of a designated terrorist organization, whether or not elected members of government.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Core Infrastructure Fund.

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