Building Opportunities/Leveraging Technologies grant program – Sep 2

Posted by Internet Society Foundation on August 23, 2022

Internet Society Foundation invites applications for Building Opportunities/Leveraging Technologies grant program

The Internet Society Foundation takes a futurist approach to support the development of innovative methods, technologies, and infrastructure that seek to enhance internet connectivity and access.

The foundation aims to support teams of creatives, technologists, researchers, and social/cultural workers to design and build prototypes and pilots that will bring innovative solutions to internet connectivity, particularly among communities where current technologies are unavailable or not readily accessible. The foundation’s Building Opportunities/Leveraging Technologies (BOLT) grant program objectives include: advancing Internet development, improving internet access and connectivity around the world, and promoting responsible innovation. The program is designed to support teams of innovators working on expanding the possibility of Internet connectivity and access globally through the development of prototypes and pilots. Grants of up to $200,000 will be awarded.

Teams may include creatives, artists, technologists, researchers, social, or cultural workers and must be housed in a relevant nonprofit organization or institution. Teams should be focused on building technical and social innovations related to internet connectivity that strive to be cost-reducing, environmentally sustainable, trust-enhancing, relevant to users and community, imaginative and engaging in experimentation and play, and accessible.

To be eligible, applicants must be a legally registered 501(c)(3) or equivalent.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Internet Society Foundation website.

Deadline: September 2, 2022

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