] On Behalf
Of Elly Tawhai
Sent: Monday, 13 October 2014 8:35 a.m.
Subject: [pacnog] Funding available for Internet projects in the Asia
Hi PACNOC Community,
Just for your awareness ISIF call for grants closes on 31 October. If
you would like to submit a proposal please refer below for more details.
Funding available for Internet projects in the Asia Pacific
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,
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
Grant allocation is competitive and follows a rigorous selection
More information, eligibility criteria and application forms are
Please spread the word!
ISIF Asia Secretariat
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