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auDA 2011 Grant Funding Round Closes Soon

Published February 28, 2011

Do you have an idea to enhance the use of the Internet for the benefit of the Australian community, are part of a not-for-profit organisation or research institution and just need some cash to get things happening?

You have just under 3 weeks to get cracking on an application for funding from the auDA.

The auDA Foundation is accepting grant applications for the 2011 funding round up until the 18th of March.  Grants are usually in the range of $5,000 to $20,000. For-profit organisations can also apply, but will need to establish a separate not-for-profit entity. 

The auDA Foundation is a charitable trust established established by .au Domain Administration (auDA); the organisation charged with the oversight of Australian domain names

Preferred projects include research into Internet related technologies including improvements to the domain name system, addressing privacy issues and reducing or eliminating spam. Funding is also granted for suitable projects that delve into the social impact of the Internet, such as how to better integrate Internet technology into society, enhancing consumer protection safeguards and improving Internet access for for regional, rural and remote communities.

It should be noted that the auDA Foundation Board may be unwilling to fund proposals closely resembling projects funded in previous rounds. Previously funded projects can be viewed here and here.

Further information on the grants application process can be found here.

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