Apply for ISIF Asia’s Internet for Development Grants for Gender Empowerment & Innovation Grants!


Apply By:  30/04/2018

The Internet for Development Grants for Gender Empowerment & Innovation will be allocated to projects/organizations working to achieve gender equality on the Internet.

Innovation and a development focus must be an integral part of the project proposal. Proposals must include an implementation component, a realistic timeframe and a detailed budget breakdown.

Grant Information

USD 53,000 is available, as follows:

  • USD 30,000 scale-up grant for one existing project looking to expand,
  • USD 23,000 small grant for one new project.

Focus Areas

Proposals must be focused on one or more of the following areas:

  • Building advanced digital skills among women and girls (coding, network management and security, IPv6, big data, sensors, IoT, devices, machine learning, cloud computing);
  • Supporting women to get involved in network infrastructure deployment to expand Internet access and adoption;
  • Encouraging the participation of women in digital markets to support women’s economic empowerment as well as capacity building initiatives that support employment paths in the Internet industry;
  • Promoting the safe use of the Internet for women and girls
  • Defending women and girls rights online.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Project proposals and award nominations from Asia Pacific-based organizations will be considered.
  • Applications from public, private sector, academia (such as universities or research and development institutions), non-profit and social enterprises are welcome to all categories.
  • ISIF Asia will ONLY support initiatives managed by organizations based in the Asia Pacific region, with funds allocated to be invested within the Asia Pacific region, as described in the list of economies (mentioned below). ISIF Asia will consider regional diversity and balance when making final decisions.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit their proposals online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, American SamoaAustraliaBangladesh, British English Ocean Territory, Brunei Darussalam, BhutanCambodia, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, China, Dem. People’s Republic of Korea, Cook Islands, Federated States of MicronesiaFijiFrench Polynesia, French Southern Territories, GuamHong Kong SAR, IndiaIndonesiaJapanKiribatiLaos People’s Dem. Republic, MacauMalaysiaMaldivesMarshall IslandsMongoliaMyanmarNauruNepalNew CaledoniaNew Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New GuineaPhilippines, Pitcairn, Samoa, SingaporeSolomon IslandsSri Lanka, Republic of Korea, TaiwanThailandTimor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, Wallis and Futuna Islands.

For more information, please visit I4D Grant for Gender Empowerment & Innovation Grants.