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Let us collect all grants, funding and fellowships for projects here.
Diverse projects in the Fediverse help everybody and “some of us love illusions” [N. Muntz] and some unfortunately might need filthy lucre because of still surveillance capitalism …
For an initial list I tried to identify grants which make sense for ActivityPub or Fediverse projects.
Please post all grants and funding here but before you apply and depending on your situation:
Research the grants “backgrounds” critically, think carefully if everything really “fits” for you.
Move slowly and don’t break the web.
All information is supplied without guarantee !
Small money, informal grants
2200€ to “support social scientists to develop new computational skills or enable social scientists who do not have programming skills to analyze data at scale” :
Community Prototype Fund
Supporting the rapid development of innovative Internet freedom technology prototypes that serve the immediate needs of the human rights and Internet freedom communities
edri Digital Rights Fund
6000€ – January 2020
Money for your project
Grants sorted by closing date:
30 October 2019
see also https://mozilla.fluxx.io/apply/MOSS
3 November 2019
The Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowship Program funding consists of two components for each Fellow – the fellowship grant and the co-investment project funding.
see also https://www.shuttleworthfoundation.org/apply/form/
Comcast Innovation Fund
[ Disclaimer : Don’t know “comcast” company. But maybe ‘not so good’ :
UN Democracy Fund –
“Media and freedom of information”
The window for applicants to submit project proposals to UNDEF will open mid-November 2019, and will close mid-December 2019 at 11:59pm NY time
For Civil Society Organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations engaged in promoting democracy, we would need a US 501c3 public charity or more simple something like a german “Bürgerstiftung” or “Stiftung in Gründung” …
Not a primary domain but See “In addition, we’re always interested in projects …”
Mozilla Research Grants
Researchers: See the current Annoncement RQ7
Futures for open voice ecosystems.
“Each time a new technology is enabled and a new ecosystem is created a range of social, cultural and political ripple effects typically unfold over time. The introduction of mobile devices in diverse socio-economic contexts has for instance enabled the creation of entire peer-to-peer lending industries and economies. In a less positive way, the introduction of social media in everyday life has arguably enabled a wide range of socio-cultural as well as socio-political effects, such as “echo-chambers” and rigged elections, for instance.
Given that, what type of social, cultural or political impacts can we imagine occurring in the future as a consequence of us introducing an open voice ecosystem? Is there any unwanted future state that we should be mindful of and prepared for? What positive effects do we wish to unfold or trigger through such an ecosystem?”
Open Society Foundations Grants
The Open Society Foundations, founded by George Soros, are the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights.
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GRANT FOR THE WEB
is a $100M fund to boost open, fair, and inclusive standards and innovation in web monetization.
16 Januar 2020
EU H2020 – Next Generation Media
H2020 is a huge EU programm. See also the other grants.
But you need a “consortium”.
CCC got us covered with a video:
Hacking EU funding for a decentralizing FOSS project –
Understanding and adapting EU legal guidelines from a FOSS perspective
If your tool is ready but needs testing, translation, documentation etc. :
Watch out in 2020
Do you belong to an underrepresented group?
Are you visually impaired?
An ebook library that makes reading easier
The Other Foundation Grant –
The Other Foundation is inviting applications for grants from individuals or organisations in thirteen eligible southern African countries to support work that advances or defends the freedom, equality, and social inclusion of homosexual and bisexual women and men, and transgender and intersex people
and some european regional grants
.NL only - 21 October