Requests for the work we currently support

While OTF welcomes all types of projects ideas, we also identify and publish categories of issues we would like to see solved. We believe these are obvious gaps in the Internet Freedom space, ones that require creative thought and diligent effort. Be sure to explore, and if one feels right or interesting to you, let us know your idea.

Next deadline: 
2017-03-01
The Internet Freedom Fund is OTF's primary way to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks. Successful applicants are awarded monetary support up to $900,000 and no less than $10,000, with preference given to those projects and people who are new to the internet freedom community, helping those living within repressive environments, and are requesting less than $300,000 for a duration of less than 12 months.
Next deadline: 
2017-03-01
The Core Infrastructure Fund supports building blocks of digital security and circumvention projects. This may include efforts focused on sustaining or improving PGP, SSL, SSH, Tor, OTR, pluggable transports, code libraries, and other technologies used within the core building blocks of everyday Internet Freedom technology used by people throughout the world to increase their access, privacy, and security online.
Next deadline: 
2017-03-19
The Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP) cultivates research, outputs, and creative collaboration at different levels and across institutions on the topic of information controls -- specifically repressive Internet censorship and surveillance.
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Ongoing
The Rapid Response Fund is part of a broader OTF initiative which aims to facilitate the development of a strong digital emergency response community that can work together to resolve threats in a timely and comprehensive manner. OTF offers both direct financial support as well as technical services from trusted partners to resolve digital emergencies experienced by high-risk Internet users and organizations, such as bloggers, cyber activists, journalists. and human rights defenders.
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Ongoing
The Community Lab provides services that empower the community to become stronger and vibrant by focusing on cultivating deeper trust relationships, improving knowledge share and collaboration, and supporting and diversifying the next generation of leaders.