Fwd: Launching Internews' 2020-2021 UXFund + Other Opportunities (deadline Oct 30)

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Michael Carbone

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Oct 2, 2020, 9:09:40 AM10/2/20
to Nina Alter, qubes-...@googlegroups.com, Marek Marczykowski, Marta Marczykowska-Górecka, Insurgo
FYI

"This round of the UXFund will also prioritize tools or platforms that
apply to address unique challenges that are faced at the organization or
community level, such as shared password management or encrypted
collaboration tools."

maybe we could apply around group provisioning of Qubes machines or GUI
for salt recipes?

Michael

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Launching Internews' 2020-2021 UXFund + Other Opportunities
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2020 22:57:39 +0000
From: Ashley Fowler (afo...@INTERNEWS.ORG) <AFO...@INTERNEWS.ORG>

Hello everyone!

Internews is excited to announce the launch of the latest round of the
UXFund, a targeted pool of funding dedicated to improving the usability
of open source security and privacy tools used by at-risk communities
around the globe. This round of the UXFund will prioritize tools or
platforms that apply to address unique challenges that are faced at the
organization or community level, such as shared password management or
encrypted collaboration tools.

Winning applications must demonstrate a commitment to high-impact
usability solutions and must incorporate human-centered design
principles, such as user testing, engagement with end-users, and a
willingness to collaborate with digital security trainers and auditors
around the globe. The goal of this funding is to support stronger
feedback loops among tool teams and their target user base, and
ultimately make tools more usable for those who need them most.

The amount of funding provided will vary based on the specific needs of
the tool, but will likely range from $5,000 to $50,000 USD. The funding
period will likely span from November 2020 through June 2021.

You may submit an application online via the Google Form (link below) or
if you prefer to submit the application using PGP, you may email
afo...@internews.org. Public key can be found here:
https://usable.tools/pdfs/Ashley_PGPkey.pdf

Application:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScv08zZVkrEXA9B5XLI_DKEsgtB9BV3_RzQFIrvL4rodxtSew/viewform

More details about what we are able to fund and how applications will be
scored can be found here: https://usable.tools/blog/2020-10-01-uxfund2020/

Applications will be accepted through Friday, October 30, 2020.

Internews' Global Technology Team also has several other opportunities
for support to open source security, privacy, and
censorship-circumvention tools. Learn more here:
https://globaltech.internews.org/blog/opportunities-for-support-to-open-source-security-privacy-and-censorship-circumvention-tools

Please let us know if you have any questions about any of our current
opportunities.

Best,
Ashley

Ashley Fowler | Program Officer, Global Technology Program
Mobile Upon Request | Pronouns She/Her
PGP B837 AF2E FD57 3885 6316 FC03 DF31 8F76
Address 1133 15th Street NW, Suite 350, Washington, DC 20005
www.internews.org | @internews | facebook.com/internews


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