Mozilla is a global community of technologists, thinkers, and builders working together to keep the Internet alive and accessible, so people worldwide can be informed contributors and creators of the web. As such, the organization believes this act of human collaboration across an open platform is essential to individual growth and our collective future.
As part of this mission, Mozilla is accepting applications to technologists and media makers for art and advocacy projects that examine the effects of artificial intelligence on society and to help the public understand how threats to a healthy internet affect their everyday lives. The grant program is part of the NetGain Partnership, a collaboration between Mozilla and the Ford, Knight, MacArthur, and Open Society foundations to advance the public interest in the digital age.
Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded for projects that are accessible to broad audiences and native to the internet, from videos and games to browser extensions and data visualizations. Projects that are at either the conceptual or prototype phases will be considered. However, projects must be freely available online and suitable for a non-expert audience. Projects must also respect users’ privacy.
Applicants are encouraged to attend an informational webinar on June 18, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. (E.D.T.).
Visit the Mozilla website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.