OTF Open Solicitation for Concept Notes: Jan 1st Deadline

Mon, 2013-11-25 14:32

Submit now: https://www.opentechfund.org/submit

We are excited to share the news that the Open Technology Fund’s ongoing solicitation of concept notes is open and receiving proposals for the next round. We seek to fund disruptive technology projects that advance global Internet freedom and human rights online. If you are interested in submitting a concept note for our consideration, the process begins by completing our short online form: https://www.opentechfund.org/submit.

More information about our full proposal process can be found on our website: https://www.opentechfund.org/submit/guide.

OTF utilizes public funds to support Internet freedom projects. We support projects that develop open and accessible technologies promoting human rights and open societies. In general, the areas of focus are research, development, implementation and deployment. We strive to advance inclusive and safe access to global communication networks.

Created in 2012, OTF is an Radio Free Asia (RFA) program supported by funds from the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). The BBG’s mission is to inform, engage, and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy. RFA’s mission is to provide accurate and timely information to the people of Asia who lack adequate protections for freedom of expression, free speech, and a free press.

In a globally interconnected society, creating and protecting freedom of expression, free speech, and a free press requires cross-border technology tools that enable the exercise of human rights within repressive societies for the global population. OTF strives to incubate and support tech-centric projects that create or increase the use of these tools around the world. More information on our program can be found at https://www.opentechfund.org/about.

If you have any questions, please send them our way by emailing [email protected].

We look forward to your submission.