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Funding Systers Pass It On Awards Program

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted February 5, 2020 from Brazil
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Nominations are now open for the Anita Borg Systers Pass It On Awards Program to honor Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of women technologists helping one another.
The cash award helps fund women in computing or projects that inspire and support girls and women to enter computing.
They encourage recipients to “pass on” the benefits they gain from the award, creating a movement of women helping women.

The program is called “Pass It On” because it comes with the moral obligation to “pass on” the benefits gained from the award.

Awards range up to $1,000 USD.

1. Any woman over 18 may apply, though she must be in or aspiring to be in computing fields;
2. Applications covering a wide variety of needs and projects are encouraged, such as:
a) Small amount to help with studies, job transfers or other transitions in life;
b) A broader project that benefits girls and women;
c) Projects that seek to inspire more girls and women to go into the computing field.

Utilize This Offer

Awards are open to women over 18 in all countries, provided they are in or aspiring to be in computing fields.

Nominations are open until March 26, 2020.

For more information please visit

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 05
Feb 05

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests; yes, tell these stories too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Feb 06
Feb 06

we hope it is good for us to apply -ORGANIC SANITARY PADS-for supporting and EMPOWERING women in actual need.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 06
Feb 06

Thanks for your message.
Please read carefully the call - - in order to apply with better chances to win the award.

Jill Langhus
Feb 07
Feb 07

Thanks, Ana. I will definitely spread the word!