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[AfrICANN] FIRE Programme GRANTS 2016 – APPLY NOW

 

Call for applications for the 2016 FIRE Grants.

The Fund for Internet Research and Education (FIRE Africa) is a venture between AFRINIC, The Internet Society (ISOC) and the International Development Research Center (IDRC) that supports projects that use ICT to develop innovative solutions to Africa’s unique education, access, information, infrastructure and communication needs.

This year, the available types of Grants are:

-The FIRE Africa Grants will provide four Grants of up to US$25,000 each for projects aligned with one of the following categories:

  • Technical Innovation
  • Community Development
  • Governance Enhancement
  • Education

-The Internet Society Africa Grant will provide two Grants of US$ 25,000 each for two projects that focus on one of the two categories:

  • Internet Security (including collaborative security)
  • Access Provision

-The FIRE Africa Scale-Up Grants will provide three Grants of up to US$ 30,000 each for three existing projects to scale up activities and move to the next level of their cycle.Projects must be aligned with one of the following categories:

  • Technical Innovation
  • Community Development
  • Governance Enhancement
  • Education

The application deadline for the 2016 Awards has been set for 31 May 2016, 23:59 UTC.

For detailed information about competition categories, conditions of entry, and submission procedures, please visit www.fireafrica.org or send us an email at:  fireprogram@afrinic.net.