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Call for Applicants: RIPE NCC Community Projects Fund 2018


We know there's no shortage of brilliant minds in the Internet technical community working on groundbreaking projects, but securing funding to support these projects can be challenging.

The RIPE NCC will provide EUR 250,000 per year to support projects of value to the operation and resilience of the Internet, with a focus on tools and services benefitting the technical community in our service region.

If you or your organisation is working on a new or existing project that fits the criteria below, and need some financial support to get it off the ground or keep it going, we want to hear from you!

  • Is your project of benefit to the Internet, particularly the RIPE community?
  • Is your project non-commercial in nature?
  • Do you have a clear project plan and timeline?

A couple of things to keep in mind:

  • Funding may be used to purchase equipment, but this cannot be the sole expenditure
  • Funding cannot be used for humanitarian aid, donations, or to encourage political reform
  • Funding cannot be used to provide scholarships or cover tuition fees
  • Funding cannot be used to support any form of commercial activity

The call for applicants will remain open until 23:59 (UTC) June 29, 2018. See the RIPE NCC Community Projects Fund page for more details.