University of Southern California


DRL Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement

Slots:                                                     2

Internal Deadline:                             Friday, January 8, 2021, 5pm PT

External Deadline:                            March 5, 2021

Award Type:                                       Grant

Award Ceiling:                                    $3,000,000

Award Floor:                                       $500,000

Award Link:

PDF: FY21 DRL IF Annual Program Statement – RSOI

Submission Process: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: Select the ‘Limited Submission’ option at the top to submit.

Materials to submit include:

(1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.

(2) CV – (5 pages maximum)

Purpose:                                              The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Statements of Interest (RSOI) from organizations interested in submitting Statements of Interest (SOI) for programs that support Internet Freedom. In support of the U.S. International Strategy for Cyberspace, DRL’s goal is to protect the open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet by promoting fundamental freedoms, human rights, and the free flow of information online through integrated support to civil society for technology, digital safety, policy and advocacy, and applied research programs. DRL invites organizations interested in potential funding to submit SOI applications outlining program concepts that reflect this goal.

Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.