IDRC | CRDI: Inviting Applications to submit EOI from independent policy research organizations in the global South that are committed to using research to inform and influence national- and regional-level cyber-related policies in digital rights, cybersecurity and innovation policy

Donor Name: International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Centre de recherché pour e deveppement International
Fund name: Networked Economies (Innovation, Science and Technology, Networking, Policy, Intellectual Property Rights)

Funding brief:
The Networked Economies Program at IDRC invites applications from independent policy research organizations in the global South that are committed to using research to inform and influence national- and regional-level cyber-related policies in digital rights, cybersecurity and innovation policy. This initiative will provide funding to promising policy research organizations, and will work with successful applicants to improve their research, policy influence, and organizational performance.

EOI submitted should meet the following priorities:
• Develop their own robust cyber policy research agenda that addresses all facets of cyber policy, including human rights, security and innovation and the interplay of these issues for global South countries (locally, regionally and globally). The ability of the organization to demonstrate how it will address all three facets will determine eligibility;
• Produce credible, legitimate and locally-relevant research that convenes different perspectives on critical cyber policy issues;
• Strengthen their ability to inform and influence policy development; and,
• Improve key aspects of their organizational performance and institutional capacity in order to support cyber policy subject expertise.

Deadline: March 15, 2017 by 11:00 PM (EDT)
Funding details link: https://www.idrc.ca/en/content/call-expressions-interest-strengthening-cyber-policy-centres-global-south?utm_source=funding-alert&utm_campaign=cyber-policy&utm_medium=email&utm_content=en

Budget limit: A maximum total of CA$800,000
Project start date: Not Found

Project duration: Two-year pilot period with the possibility of extension. The initial pilot phase will include support for up to four (4) organizations representing distinct geographic regions.
Eligible organization: To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:
• Possess a track record of rigorous research and analysis on national [and possibly regional] cyber policy related issues with subject area expertise in at least one, preferably two of the main cyber policy themes, and the capacity and drive to augment work in the other areas. Given the complexity of cyber policy issues, this precludes institutions that focus exclusively on one sector or policy issue;
• Be committed to using research to inform national [and regional] public debate and to create spaces for discussion and new ideas; and
• Be an existing non-governmental, not-for-profit organization legally founded and registered as independent entities in the country of operation.

Submission mail: Not Found

Other important link:
Apply online: https://cyberpolicy.fluidreview.com
Details on eligibility: https://cyberpolicy.fluidreview.com/res/p/eligibility/
Call document: https://cyberpolicy.fluidreview.com/pm/resource/eyJoZnJlIjogMTcyMjgsICJ2cSI6IDcwNjMzfQ/
FAQ: https://cyberpolicy.fluidreview.com/res/p/faq/
Background and rationale: https://cyberpolicy.fluidreview.com/res/p/rationale/
Emerging issues and themes: https://cyberpolicy.fluidreview.com/res/p/issues/

How to apply: To start the Expression of Interest, you will need to create an account, which you can do up on the right of this page. This will allow you to access to your application as many times as you need until you decide to submit. You will also need additional information and documentation to complete the expression of interest, including examples of your research and policy work and the CVs of your research team.

 

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