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ITIF Accessible Voting Technology Initiative – Call for Proposals 4.26.12

from: Jessica Myers on Apr 26, 2012

2010 Accessible Voting Technology Initiative

In 2011, EAC awarded $7,000,000 to support research on technologies and approaches to meet the challenge of making voting accessible for all eligible voters. Grants were awarded to Clemson University and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). EAC continues to work with the grantees and monitor their progress and is taking this opportunity to help ITIF spread the word about their call for proposals, made possible by the EAC grant.

ITIF Accessible Voting Technology Call for Proposals

On April 23, 2012, ITIF issued a call for proposals for projects that will pursue accessible election technology research and development. ITIF will grant up to $750,000 for projects that focus on: solving specific accessibility problems identified in their design plans; solutions that can be integrated into existing voting systems; and/or focus on disabilities that received less focus in previous research, such as cognitive and age-related disabilities. Applicants may request funding up to $500,000 in total costs over a period of 6 to 18 months. ITIF expects to make between five to ten awards in the range of $20,000 to $200,000; however, ITIF may deviate from the planned number of awards and award amounts at its discretion.

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

The deadline to submit a proposal is June 1, 2012 and more information is available in the call for proposals.

For further information about this Call for Proposals, please contact Daniel Castro by email at grants@itif.org or by phone at (202) 449-1351.

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ITIF Accessible Voting Technology Initiative – Call for Proposals 4.26.12

In 2011, EAC awarded $7,000,000 to support research on technologies and approaches to meet the challenge of making voting accessible for all...