Stay tune for 2019.

The 2018 Internet for Development Grants for Gender Empowerment & Innovation was allocated to projects/organizations working to achieve gender equality on the Internet. USD 53,000 is available, as follows:

  • USD 30,000 scale-up grant for one existing project looking to expand,
  • USD 23,000 small grant for one new project.

Innovation and a development focus must be an integral part of the project proposal. Proposals must include an implementation component, a realistic timeframe and a detailed budget breakdown.

Proposals must be focused on one or more of the following areas:

  • Building advanced digital skills among women and girls (coding, network management and security, IPv6, big data, sensors, IoT, devices, machine learning, cloud computing);
  • Supporting women to get involved in network infrastructure deployment to expand Internet access and adoption;
  • Encouraging the participation of women in digital markets to support women’s economic empowerment as well as capacity building initiatives that support employment paths in the Internet industry;
  • Promoting the safe use of the Internet for women and girls
  • Defending women and girls rights online.

Key dates for 2019

Applications open 25 February
Applications close 15 May at 11.59 PM UTC
Selection process May-June
Due diligence review and contracts July
Announcement of successful application/s August

Before submitting your nomination, please review the Selection Criteria.