The Fund for Internet Research and Education (FIRE Africa) is a venture between AFRINIC, The Internet Society (ISOC) and the International Development Research Center (IDRC) that supports projects that use ICT to develop innovative solutions to Africa's unique education, access, information, infrastructure and communication needs.
In 2016, there are three types of grants:
FIRE AFRICA GRANTS
Provide four Grants of up to US$25,000 each for projects aligned with one of the following categories:
INTERNET SOCIETY AFRICA GRANTS
Provide two Grants of US$ 25,000 each for two projects that focus on one of the two categories:
Internet Security (including collaborative security)
FIRE AFRICA SCALE—UP GRANTS
Provide three Grants of up to US$ 30,000 each for three existing projects to scale up activities and move to the next level of their cycle.Projects must be aligned with one of the following categories:
The application deadline for the 2016 Awards has been set for 31 May 2016, 23:59 UTC.
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