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Apply for the Tech Coalition Safe Online Research Fund ($20,000 to $250,000)

Updated: Mar 15, 2021

Brief Description

End Violence and the Technology Coalition have launched the Tech Coalition Safe Online Research Fund to tackle online child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA). From now until 11 April 2021, we are seeking proposals for research that will expand knowledge of online CSEA and explore the most effective measures for preventing it. Winning proposals will be awarded grants from $20,000 to $250,000.

We are interested in innovative research that can impact relevant policy and product development, with a priority given to research that can help inform the technology industry's approach to combating online CSEA. This collaboration is part of the Technology Coalition’s Project Protect. Project Protect seeks to prevent and eradicate online CSEA through technology innovation, collective action, research, knowledge sharing, and increased accountability. This fund is an essential part of that process, supporting actionable research that will lead to real, lasting change for children’s digital safety.


The criteria for eligibility are:

  • legally registered organization that is not-for-profit

  • the research addresses one or more of the four areas of the 2021 Open Call  

  • all funding will be directed to an institution, not to individuals

  • the research project lead may submit one proposal

  • at minimum, the applicant organisation should have demonstrated relevant prior expertise and/or research experience

  • the organisation has a safeguarding policy in place or is willing to develop a policy *

Note: Researchers are also responsible for obtaining ethical approval for their proposed project, such as approval from a university’s ethics/ institutional review board (IRB) or when not available, include a detailed description of their ethics policy (e.g. embedding a UNICEF Procedure for Ethical Standards in Research in the research design) which will be evaluated carefully as a part of the criteria for selection. 


Grants ranging from $20,000 to $250,000.


11 April 2021

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