Counterpart International/Internet Governance/Freedom is seeking proposals from prospective partners to implement activities that propose creative and effective approaches to improving the regulatory environment that will enable national, regional and global actors to defend against censorship, surveillance, and legal developments that threaten digital rights. Applicants may choose among a range of initiatives or scale up small programs that have demonstrated success.

CPI/Internet Governance/Freedom anticipates awarding approximately 6-12 grants to fund successful applications submitted in response to this APS. The total amount of funding currently available for proposals is approximately $10,000 to $90,000.  CPI/Internet Governance/Freedom may choose to fully fund or incrementally fund the selected application(s). The number of awards and amount of available funding is subject to change and CPI/Internet Governance/Freedom reserves the right to make no awards as a result of this APS. Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Types of Entities
    • Registered non-U.S. non-governmental organizations and for-profit organizations willing to forego profit may apply.
    • This APS is issued as a public notice to ensure that all interested and qualified organizations have a fair opportunity to submit applications for funding. Eligible organizations could include, for example, foundations, non-governmental organizations, faith-based organizations (FBOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), host country organizations, private organizations affiliated with public academic institutions and international non-governmental organizations, private companies, professional associations and consortiums of the above. CPI/Internet Governance/Freedom encourages an approach that establishes partnerships with several partner organizations and builds them into legacy institutions capable of sustaining development programs in the future.
  • Potential New Partners
    • CPI/Internet Governance/Freedom strongly encourages applications from potential new partners.
How to Apply

See Detaild Grant Information

Applicants must submit a proposal of no more than 3 pages. Once reviewed and evaluated, CPI will co-develop full applications with the grantee. Proposals must meet the identified needs of this solicitation. Send your proposals to this email address: