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MIT Solve: Call for Applications for Digital Inclusion Challenge

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted May 9, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on June 15, 2021
MIT Solve Digital Inclusion Challenge poster
MIT Solve Digital Inclusion Challenge poster

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Solve is currently seeking applications for the Digital Inclusion Challenge.

Building an inclusive digital economy—that affords everyone the opportunity to lead a dignified and productive life—will require access to digital services for everyone. It will also require reliable infrastructure, devices, and affordable data plans for all, particularly for those who do not have access in remote and rural areas. Further, access to commerce, credit lines, safety nets, and saving mechanisms are key for a global economy where nearly 2 billion people remain unbanked, and more than 60 percent of the workforce is informal.

The MIT Solve community is looking for technology-based solutions that ensure everyone has access to the digital economy.

To that end, Solve seeks solutions that:
a) Provide low-income, remote, and refugee communities access to digital infrastructure and safe, affordable internet.
b) Equip everyone, regardless of age, gender, education, location, or ability, with culturally relevant digital literacy skills to enable participation in the digital economy.
c) Scale safe and private digital identity and financial tools to allow people and small businesses to thrive in the digital economy.

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MIT Solve is a marketplace for social impact innovation with a mission to solve world challenges.

Anyone, anywhere around the world can submit a solution to Solve’s Global Challenges. You can be an individual, a team, or an organization. You can be an applicant from previous years or already part of the community. If you have a solution, they hope you’ll apply.

Current and alumni Solver teams are allowed to apply to a new Global Challenge; however, the solution must be new and not the same solution that was previously selected by Solve.

Digital Inclusion Challenge will award a $10,000 grant funded by Solve.

Deadline to Submit a Solution:
June 16, 2021.

For more information, please visit https://solve.mit.edu/challenges/digital-inclusion

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
May 09
May 09

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order 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 by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section!
Best,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
May 10
May 10

Thanks, Ana.