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DOS: DRL Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement DRLA-DRLAQM-17-001

The U.S. State Department, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces the availability of funding for projects that support Internet freedom. DRL's goal is to promote 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 research programs. DRL invites organizations interested in potential funding to submit SOI applications outlining program concepts that reflect this goal.

USC may only submit two applications in response to this program announcement. Your application submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a two page abstract via email to Richard White ( by January 9, 2017. In addition to the 2-page abstract, you should also submit a biosketch for the PI.

DRL indicates that a LOI is due Feb 10, 2017. DRL will invite select organizations that submit SOIs to expand on their ideas via full proposal separately. For more information:

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