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Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI)

IOI Open Infrastructure Pilot Fund

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25000 USD
31 Jul 2024
Application deadline


Invest in Open Infrastructure is an initiative dedicated to improving funding and resourcing for open technologies and systems supporting research and scholarship. They do this by shedding light on challenges, conducting research, and working with decision makers to enact change.


Scholarship type

Merit and need based

Number of scholarships to award



Up to 25,000$

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


The fund aims to strengthen sustainability and resilience and increase the adoption of open infrastructure that underpins research and knowledge creation.

Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI) is excited to announce their upcoming funding call for the Open Infrastructure Fund, which marks the next step in their Collective Funding Pilot. This call will provide funding to projects that support the development of open research infrastructure services, with the aim of strengthening sustainability and resilience and increasing the adoption of open infrastructure that underpins research and knowledge creation.

Applicable programmes


Grant funding of between 5,000-25,000$ to support the resilience sustainability of open infrastructure projects.


  • Applicants may apply as individuals or as representatives of an organization, but must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Applicants can apply as individuals or as a team.
  • Applicants can be based anywhere in the world, except Russia, China, North Korea, and Cuba.
  • Applicants can submit multiple applications.
  • IOI staff, including employees and current contractors, are not permitted to apply.
  • They welcome applications from open infrastructure service providers, as well as those who are supporting and using open infrastructure services, e.g. institutions, communities of practice, etc.
  • They welcome applications from both new and long-established organizations, and from individuals who are new to the space as well as those who have been long-time contributors.
  • All applications will be openly reviewed on OpenReview. By submitting an application, the applicant agrees to their proposals being publicly accessible and publicly reviewed.
  • All applications require a point of contact who will commit to reporting back on the progress and impact of the award to the IOI team.
  • Applicants must abide by local laws that apply to their activities based on their residence.

Scholarship requirements







Study experience required

High school


Over 18


Application deadline

31 Jul 2024

You must apply through their OpenReview portal. They accept applications in English and Spanish.

OpenReview instructions: you, or at least one member of your application team, MUST register for an OpenReview account in order to submit the application. It can take up to 24 hours for your OpenReview account to be approved - they recommend that you register for an account as early as possible.

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