Fund for Internet Research and Education to provide grants of upto $ 25,000 for projects




The Fund for Internet Research and Education (FIRE Africa) has announced that it 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 and Education.

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

The grants will be supported by FIRE partners with each partner focusing on specific categories.

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) and 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 and Education.

The application deadline for the 2016 Awards has been set for 31 May 2016 and further details about the grants can be obtained from the FIRE website.




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