General information about grants

Grants will be provided to project proposals to be implemented in a period of 3 to 12 months for up to AUD 30,000 that are aligned with the funding categories and eligibility criteria. Project proposals should provide clear and concrete information about the proposed initiative so the evaluation committee can properly assess it. Innovation and a development focus should be an integral part of all project proposals received during the application process.

ISIF Asia provides financial support for projects in the form of "small grants." Small grants are not repayable as no money or interest must be paid back. Grants allocation is decided through a competitive process following a rigorous selection process. This funding mechanism allows the use of flexible and simple management tools.

Call for 2016 grant proposals will open later in 2015. You can find all the information you need to understand how to prepare successful applications on the right hand menu of this page.

The funding categories are:

  • Innovation on access provision: Technical solutions offering low cost connectivity and access to information services that require broadband connectivity. Technical solutions to improve power consumption for network infrastructure. Quality of access for people with disabilities.
  • Innovation on learning and localization: Technical solutions that facilitate learning processes using Internet technology. Local language preservation efforts using Internet technologies. Localized tools and services to improve content delivery for training and educational purposes.
  • Code for the common good: Mobile-based services, applications and software solutions to support community development.
  • Rights: Strategic use of Internet tools and services to promote freedom of expression, freedom of association, privacy, security, consumers’ rights, gender equality, new forms of intellectual property in the digital environment, and a wider range of issues related to the Internet and human rights.

After the deadline to submit applications, all received submissions are subject to a process of comprehensive analysis, as described in the Selection process section of this website. Shortlisted candidates will be notified. Once all administrative requirements have been met according to the terms and conditions, an official announcement will be widely distributed.