Funding available for Internet projects in the Asia Pacific

By on 10 Oct 2014

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New funding is available to support projects using the Internet for social and economic development in the Asia Pacific.

Projects that introduce, improve and apply Internet technology for the benefit of Asia Pacific communities may be eligible for financial support of up to AUD 30,000 through the ISIF Asia grants program.

But if you are interested, you have to be quick: applications close 31 October 2014.

The ISIF Asia Grants program presents a great opportunity to secure seed or supporting funds for local actors who are addressing local and regional issues using Internet technologies in an innovative way.

Previous grant recipients include an educational video-on-demand system for a rural hill-tribe village in Thailand; a project to digitalize and preserve Oro, a secret signage language of the nomadic Penans in the Malaysian rainforest; and an app and mapping platform to increase maternal health service accountability for tea garden workers in Assam, India.

Grants will be provided to project proposals to be implemented in a period of 3 to 12 months. Selected projects will commence activities in February 2015.

The four funding categories are:

  • Innovation on access provision
  • Innovation on learning and localization
  • Code for the common good
  • Rights

Grant allocation is competitive and follows a rigorous selection process.

More information, eligibility criteria and application forms are available at http://isif.asia/grant

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