auDA Foundation opens second round of grants

Posted by Jo Lim on 20 June 2007

The auDA Foundation was established by .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) in 2005 and today is calling for submissions from eligible applicants to receive funding in the second round of grants.

The auDA Foundation Board is keen to receive applications that will utilize the power of the internet to deliver practical outcomes through innovative means.

For example, a grant for an education-based project could involve auDA supporting relevant scholarships for PhD students or research into Internet-related technologies.

Chris Disspain CEO of auDA said; “auDA Foundation grants will typically be between $5,000 to $20,000 and be awarded to a range of eligible education or research-based community projects.”

“The auDA Foundation would certainly be interested in any new technologies or innovations that will deliver a benefit to the Australian community” Mr Disspain said.

auDA Foundation rules and grant application details
According to auDA Foundation rules, eligible applicants include Australian not-for-profit organisations, research institutions and sponsored individuals but projects must not be for political, religious or sectarian purposes.

Importantly, not-for-profit subsidiaries of Australian businesses will also be eligible.

Applications for an auDA Foundation grant will only be accepted if a complete application is received on or before 5.00pm AEST on the 31 July 2007.

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About the auDA Foundation
auDA Foundation is a charitable trust that was established by .au Domain Administration Limited (auDA) to promote and encourage education and research activities that will enhance the utility of the Internet for the benefit of the Australian community. It is a grant scheme that will provide financial support for projects that satisfy the objectives of the auDA Foundation Charter.
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Elspeth Ross
auDA Foundation