The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia) is a grants and awards program empowering communities in the Asia pacific region to research, design and implement Internet-based solutions for their own needs, placing particular emphasis on the positive role the Internet has in social and economic development in the region. ISIF Asia offers support through competitive grants and awards processes as well as offering support for a range of capacity building opportunities for selected recipients. Since 2008, ISIF Asia has supported 60 grants and 26 awards allocating over AUD 3.1 million to 86 innovative initiatives across 23 economies that focus on innovative access solutions, connectivity, education, health, localization, language preservation, freedom of expression, open data, disabilities, and more.
The Internet for Development Grants for Gender Empowerment & Innovation will be allocated to projects/organizations working to achieve gender equality on the Internet. USD 53,000 is available, as follows:
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.
Proposals must be focused on one or more of the following areas: