Funding opportunities for CNs and related topics

Funding opportunities need to get to us all the fastest, as we usually struggle with the deadlines of the calls, so I thought it would be valuable to everyone to have ha thread were we let each other know about opportunities that might be out there the earliest, so we can all be well prepared for them.

I will be posting the ones I find, I hope we can all do the same!


Starting with this thread, Bluelink shared with us that there is a call for solar energy projects in the global south, and as we all know energy is a prerequisity for connectivity, so projects could go hand-to-hand to provide energy and connectivity.
Deadline: March 7th.

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IEEE Funding - Up to $5K

List of previously funded projects here.


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Funding opportunity

NGI POINTER Open Call 2: Funding The Next Generation Ecosystem of Internet Architects
Deadline on 1st of April 2021:

FRIDA Funding Opportunities

FRIDA is a LACNIC fund that supports initiatives to strengthen the Internet in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The program provides funding under three thematic categories:

Project proposals will be received until Friday 11 June 2021.

Find out more: Programa FRIDA | FRIDA Funding Opportunities

ISIF Asia call for grant proposals will open from 3 June to 19 July 2020 midnight UTC.

The ISIF Asia Grants support projects in different stages of development that contribute to Internet development in the APAC region around Inclusion, Infrastructure and Knowledge.

Applications are now open for the 2021 ISIF Asia Grants and Awards program:

Deadline due to 19 July 2020 midnight UTC.

IEEE Connecting the Unconnected Challenge Call for Participation

Community networks can apply. Award numbers and amounts are subject to the discretion of the selection committee and available funding. Find out more:

Application deadline due to 16 July.

Cloudflare announced Project Pangea to offer its network services for free to eligible non-profit community networks and local networks, including a free on-ramp to internet connectivity for eligible communities.

The project website brings more information about the services and the requirements to apply: