Catalytic Grants Round 4: Sustainability & Interoperability

The Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) is pleased to sponsor the next round of the Open Source Center’s Catalytic Grant program, which offers financial support for free & open source software projects that support work at the nexus of humanitarian action, development and peace. These grants are intended to support types of effort that have traditionally been neglected or unfinished by these software projects.

In this round of prioritized funding, DIAL will issue up to 5 grants, each valued up to $15,000 USD, to advance the OSC’s mission of fostering healthy, sustainable open source communities and products. Our themes for this round are long-term sustainability planning for projects, and also technology interoperability (connecting data managed by your project’s installations to other solutions for increased impact). In your application, you will need to choose one of the following options:

  • Sustainability planning
  • Interoperability architecture planning
  • Interoperability software engineering

Please read for complete details including application information.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Applications must now be completed on or before by 29 February 2020 AOE/UTC-12.

If you have any questions about this grant program, its goals, requirements, or the application process, send an email with your question. Please refrain from sending confidential or private information, as we intend to share all relevant questions and answers for other potential applicants. We will strive to provide initial answers to all submitted questions within 72 hours. We encourage you to submit your questions no later than 3 February 2020, to allow time for a thoughtful proposal.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: We have heard from many of our community members about the many deadlines faced this week, including Google Summer of Code and Outreachy. As a result, we are extending the deadline through the end of the month. The new deadline is the end of 29 February 2020 Anywhere On Earth (AOE).