Grants

The 2016 call for proposals is now closed. Results will be announced on June 15.

FRIDA Grants provide funding to support research projects and innovative initiatives that seek to explore the potential of information and communications technology for promoting the region’s social and economic development and Internet access.

In 2016, FRIDA has USD 145,000 to support six projects, each of which will receive between USD 20,000 and USD 30,000 in the form of non-reimbursable grants. Successful projects must be executed within a period of twelve months, which may be extended to fifteen.

Proposals will be accepted from Monday 14 March to Friday 13 May 2016. An intermediate deadline has been set for early submissions (Wednesday 13 April). We invite you to read the detailed requirements for each type of grant.

Submit your proposal here! You will be able to select the language of the application form in the footer of the application platform. Download the FRIDA budget template here to attach to your proposal. Proposals will be accepted until 23:59hs Uruguay time (UTC-3).

Subvenciones IDRC

Three USD 25,000 grants. The selection will be based on FRIDA’s three areas of focus: 1. Technical innovation for Internet access and development. 2. Internet and technologies for social inclusion, strengthening democracy and the exercise of rights and freedoms. 3. Internet and technology for social and economic development. Project proposals must include a detailed budget and timetable and propose concrete processes for measuring their impact.

Internet Society Grants

Two grants from USD 20,000 to USD 30,000. Projects should focus on the security and resiliency of two of the main pillars of the Internet: naming and routing. All project proposals must have an implementation component. Project proposals must include a detailed budget and timetable and propose concrete processes for measuring their impact.

LACNIC Grants

A USD 20,000 grant for innovative projects that focus on the transition to IPv6 and the deployment of the new protocol within the region. Organizations or research teams may submit their proposals for executing projects and/or conducting research that will help overcome the challenges posed by the transition and promote IPv6 deployment at local or regional level. Project proposals must include a detailed budget and timetable and propose concrete processes for measuring their impact.