The Digital Rights Research Grant programme provides a platform for researchers, postgraduate students and civil society organizations to conduct primary research on a wide range of critical digital rights issues. It will culminate in a research paper initially hosted on our website.
PrivacyCo, the parent company of Top10VPN.com, is committed to funding research that helps advance digital rights around the world and is inspired by the need to promote open, inclusive, and safe digital spaces for all.
We are passionate about the need to establish a more diverse and inclusive digital rights discourse, and are particularly interested in working with those frequently underrepresented in popular digital rights debates. We are committed to amplifying the voices of our new research partners to help bridge the divide between researchers, civil society organisations and journalists.
The grant will provide an opportunity to expand our network of research partners. We seek candidates from across the spectrum of sectors, including researchers, non-governmental organisations, journalists, and academics. Proposals from both individuals and groups are welcomed.
We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis, with candidates invited to apply for up to US$10,000 in funding. Approval will be dependent on the quality and originality of the proposed research and its potential to shape and influence digital rights debates. We are open to discussing additional travel allowances and funds to help support advocacy efforts where appropriate.
Each of the proposals will ideally fall into one of the following thematic areas of focus, although applications outside this remit are also encouraged.