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“Nobel Prize Summit” Addressing Information Pollution Crisis with the Power of Open Source

Organisation: Digital Public Goods Alliance (DPGA)

Status: Closed

  • Grant

Funding Size: $5000 to $10000

Deadline: 02/04/2023

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    – Individuals (including technologists, students, researchers) and teams (including research teams, academia) as well as organisations are eligible to apply.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Worldwide
  • Application language: English

In collaboration with the Nobel Prize Summit, the Digital Public Goods Alliance (DPGA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have joined forces, with support from Omidyar Network and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, to launch a campaign to source digital public goods that can help combat information pollution and restore information integrity.

This global initiative will identify and promote existing open-source digital solutions, as well as concepts for future solutions, that can be scaled to tackle the problem of mis- and disinformation at its roots.

The campaign will invite submissions for the two following categories:

  • Early concepts for open-source digital solutions; and
  • Existing open-source digital solutions, including solutions that have already been verified as digital public goods.

The DPGA and UNDP invite applications that meet the following criteria: 

  • The applicant must be the creator, or a central part of the team that created the digital solution or concept.
  • The digital solution or concept must: 
    1. Include open-source software;
    2. Use one of the approved open licences; and
    3. Not include or have a dependency on proprietary content or data.

The individuals, organisations, and teams behind selected digital public goods and concepts will receive financial support and have their work highlighted at the Nobel Prize Summit with an aim to enhance their visibility, uptake, and ultimately, their impact.

Beyond the Summit, concepts and solutions with particular impact potential will be offered opportunities to network with others, including funders, that can support further development. Leveraging UNDP’s Digital X, existing solutions will also be provided the opportunity to join their Solutions Catalogue to help facilitate further implementation and uptake.

See here to learn more and apply.

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