|Name||Deadline||Relevant Fields||Details||Duration||Funding Limit||Apply Here|
|COVID-19 Global South Artificial Intelligence and Data Innovation Program||June 28, 2020)||Sciences, Humanities,
IDRC and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
are contributing up to CA$10 million towards a COVID-19 Global South Artificial Intelligence and Data Innovation Program. The Program aims to support multidisciplinary research to deepen understanding of how to develop and scale responsible (inclusive, rights-based, ethical, and sustainable) evidence-based artificial intelligence (AI) and data science approaches that support COVID-19 response and recovery in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
|The COVID-19 Detect & Protect Challenge||June 30, 2020)||Education||
The UNDP is calling on Hackster's global community to support developing
countries through the sharing and transfer of open source technology. This challenge has three priority actions:
|Research Grants On Education: Small||July 1, 2020||Education||
The Small Research Grants on Education Program supports education
The Small Research Grants on Education Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. Eligible investigators may also request additional supplemental funds for a course release.
This program supports rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education. The organization seeks to support scholarship that develops new foundational knowledge that may have a lasting impact on educational discourse.
|IBM Call for Code Global Challenge||July 31, 2020||Sciences, Engineering||
The Call for Code Global Challenge, an initiative of IBM, asks the world's
The Call for Code Global Challenge, an initiative of IBM, asks the world's developers to build solutions for COVID-19 and climate change. Interests include crisis communication, remote education, and community cooperation.
|Mozilla Open Source Support Program (MOSS): COVID-19 Solutions Fund||None||Computer Sciences, Engineering||
The COVID-19 Solutions Fund provides awards of up to $50,000 each to open
source technology projects which are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in some way. Applications will be accepted for hardware (e.g., an open source ventilator), software (e.g., a platform that connects hospitals with people who have 3D printers who can print parts for that open source ventilator), as well as software that solves for secondary effects of COVID-19 (e.g., a browser plugin that combats COVID related misinformation).
|National Geographic: COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists||None||Languages, Mass Communication||
The National Geographic Society is launching an emergency fund for journalists
all over the world who wish to cover COVID-19 within their own communities. The Fund will distribute support ranging from $1,000 to $8,000 for local coverage of the preparation, response, and impact of this global pandemic as seen through evidence-based reporting. Eligible applicants include writers, photographers, videographers, audio journalists, cartographers, filmmakers, and data visualization experts.
|Peace First: COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants||None||Psychology, Mass Communication||
Peace First’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants is a rapid response coaching
and grant process to help young people around the world lead projects that address community impacts of COVID-19, from providing meals to elderly neighbors to launching digital mental health campaigns to support youth feeling isolated. Rapid response grants are open to young people between the ages of 13-25, anywhere in the world.
|Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: Coronavirus News Collaboration Challenge||None||Mass Communication||
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is seeking proposals that develop
innovative approaches to reporting on the novel coronavirus crisis using collaboration among journalists and newsrooms across state lines or national borders. Priority is given to proposals that focus on systemic, under-reported issues underlying the coronavirus crisis; use data-driven or interdisciplinary approaches to reporting on coronavirus; and hold the powerful accountable. This opportunity is open to all newsrooms and independent journalists in the United States and abroad.
|Community Prototype Fund||Accepted on a rolling basis||Humanities, CS&IT, Electrical Engineering||
The Community Prototype Fund supports the rapid development of innovative
viable and open Internet freedom technology prototypes that serve the immediate needs of the Internet freedom and human rights communities. Through short-term support, technologists and activists can bring to life nascent ideas that help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks,counteract censorship and surveillance, and mitigate digital security threats to Internet freedom, specifically in repressive environments.
|UNICEF Funding Opportunity for TECH Startups||Accepted on a rolling basis||Tech-based fields||
The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make USD 50-90,000 equity-free
investments to provide early stage (seed) finance to for-profit technology start-ups that have the potential to benefit humanity. If you’ve got a start-up registered in one of UNICEF’s program countries and have a working, open source prototype (or you are willing to make it open-source) showing promising results, the UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking for you.
|Global Innovation Fund||Accepted on a rolling basis||Open to All fields||
Global Innovation Fund is a unique hybrid investment fund that promotes the
piloting, rigorous testing, and scaling of innovations targeted at improving the lives of the poorest people in developing countries. Through the global innovation fund it supports a portfolio of innovations that collectively open up opportunities and improve the lives of millions of people across the developing world. The goal is to scale innovations backed by rigorous evidence. So every investment made is designed to support innovations on their path to scale. A venture capital approach, using a tiered financing model, and offering graduated funding. The aim of this staged funding approach is to support organizations to scale up to reach millions of people.
|Ignite National Technology Fund||Accepted on a rolling basis||CS&IT, Electrical Engineering||
Ignite funds startups and innovative projects that utilize 4th industrial wave tech
to solve local problems and target global opportunities in health, education, energy, telecom, finance and other verticals. Technical R&D Commercial / Innovative Products and Human Resource Development projects utilizing ICT technologies are funded through Ignite.
|Rapid Response Fund||Accepted on a rolling basis||Humanities, CS&IT, Electrical||
The Rapid Response Fund aims to facilitate the digital emergency response
community to resolve threats in a timely and comprehensive manner for individuals, communities, and organizations whose free expression has recently been repressed. To resolve digital emergencies, OTF offers both direct financial support as well as technical services from trusted partners to high-risk people and organizations, such as bloggers, cyber activists, journalists, and human rights defenders.
|ELRHA: Research to Support Covid-19 Response in Humanitarian Settings||Rolling basis||Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences||
Elrha is launching an urgent funding call for research proposals to support the
COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings.The call aims to fund public health research that will produce robust findings that will contribute to the effectiveness of the current humanitarian response and increase the evidence base for future responses to similar infectious disease outbreaks.