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Alternative Sources of Support - September 2020

Funding opportunities from OTF and elsewhere

OTF regularly compiles upcoming deadlines for funding opportunities relevant to Internet freedom, including those from both OTF and alternative funding sources.

If you’d like to receive this announcement directly in your inbox, you can sign up for our low traffic OTF-announce mailing list here. In addition, you can find our compiled list of alternative funding sources here. The opportunities listed below are those with approaching deadlines, while a number of funders accept applications on a rolling basis.

Alternative Funding

Reset
Deadline: November 1

Reset and our network of partners are committed to ensuring that technology works for democracy rather than against it. We must reset the rules and standards for the products and services that are at the centre of these issues. And we must raise public expectations about how the internet can better support democracy, by explaining what’s wrong, exposing why it’s happening, and offering solutions. We believe the internet can once again become a force for good, not a marketplace for manipulation by the highest bidder. https://www.reset.tech/open-calls/

The Fight Against COVID-19 Misinformation and Rumors

Deadline: September 30, 2020

The Internews “Rooted in Trust” project is calling on journalists, multimedia producers, media outlets, and community-based organizations in seven focal countries to apply for funding to produce impactful content and/or activities to help fight against the “Infodemic” of misinformation and rumors that have hampered efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. Due to the tremendous interest generated by the Rooted in Trust (RiT) GRANT Call for Applications, the deadline for accepting applications has been extended to Wednesday, 30 September 2020. https://internews.org/updates/call-applications-fight-against-covid-19-misinformation-and-rumors

The Prototype fund
Deadline: September 30, 2020

The Prototype fund supports the implementation of ideas in civic tech, data literacy, data security and software infrastructure. With a grant of up to €30,000, software developers, hackers and creatives can write code and develop open source prototypes over a period of six months. http://prototypefund.de/?lang=en

National Endowment for Democracy
Deadline: October 1, 2020

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is a federally funded, international exchange program that offers democracy activists, journalists, civil society leaders, and scholars from around the world the opportunity to spend five months in residence at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in Washington, D.C. https://www.ned.org/fellowships/reagan-fascell-democracy-fellows-program/applying-for-a-fellowship/

NLnet foundation
Deadline: October 1st 2020 12:00 CET

Since 1997 NLnet foundation has been financially supporting organizations and people that contribute to an open information society. It funds those with ideas to fix the internet. The procedure is fast, competitive and open to anyone. https://nlnet.nl/news/2020/20200801-call.html

Outreachy Internships
Deadline: October 2020

Outreachy helps people from groups underrepresented in free and open source software get involved. We provide a supportive community for beginning to contribute any time throughout the year and offer focused internship opportunities twice a year with a number of free software organizations. https://www.gnome.org/outreachy/

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
Deadline: Multiple deadlines in 2020

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) is a Quaker trust which seeks to transform the world by supporting people who address the root causes of conflict and injustice. This support is provided, primarily, through funding applied for by applicants. https://www.jrct.org.uk/what-we-fund

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Finland
Deadline: Multiple funds and deadlines

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs can allocate development cooperation funds to international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) whose activities are in line with Finland's development policy priorities and goals. http://formin.finland.fi/english

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In addition to the open application windows listed above, you can always check our compiled list of alternative sources of support: https://guide.opentech.fund/appendix-iv-alternative-sources-of-support

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In addition to the open application windows listed above, you can always check our compiled list of alternative sources of support: https://guide.opentech.fund/appendix-iv-alternative-sources-of-support

To receive this and other funding or OTF-related announcements, sign up for our low-traffic OTF-announce mailing list here: https://groups.google.com/a/opentech.fund/forum/#!forum/otf-announce/join