[Athen] Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Seeks Proposals for Accessible Voting Technology Grants

Melanie Thornton mpthornton at ualr.edu
Tue May 15 10:24:36 PDT 2012

Posted on May 3,
[image: print]<http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_print.jhtml?id=377900017>
Deadline: June 1, 2012

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Seeks Proposals for
Accessible Voting Technology Grants

from: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=377900017

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation <http://www.itif.org/> has
issued a Call for Proposals for projects that pursue accessible election
technology research and development.

The ITIF Accessible Voting Technology Initiative<http://elections.itif.org/>,
a project funded by the United States Election Assistance
works to make voting processes and technology more accessible to all
citizens, including those with disabilities. In addition to conducting a
set of research activities aimed at developing a better understanding of
the challenges and opportunities for accessible voting, the initiative also
will award sub-grants for accessible voting technology research and

The foundation will grant up to a total of $750,000 in funding for projects
that focus on solving specific accessibility problems identified in the
design stage; solutions that can be integrated into existing voting
systems; and/or address disabilities that received less focus in previous
research, such as cognitive and age-related disabilities. Applicants may
request funding up to $500,000 over a period of six to eighteen months.
ITIF expects to make between five to ten awards ranging from $20,000 to
$200,000; however, the foundation reserves the discretion to deviate from
the planned number of awards and award amounts.

Preference will be given to applicants that are public or private
institutions of higher education. Other organizations interested in
applying, including businesses, independent researchers, nonprofit
organizations, and state and local government agencies, are encouraged to
collaborate with a college or university as the primary recipient.
Applicant organizations must be based in the United States.

The complete Call for Proposals and application procedures are available at
the ITIF Accessible Voting Technology Initiative Web site.

*Link to Complete RFP <http://elections.itif.org/projects/grants/>*

Primary Subject: Science/Technology
Geographic Funding Area: National
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