LACNIC Opens Call for Proposals for the 3rd Edition of the Líderes 2.0 Program

14 May 2022

LACNIC's Líderes 2.0 Program  announces that the call for proposals for the third edition of its initiative to fund and mentor research projects on Internet Governance issues in Latin America and the Caribbean is now open.

Líderes 2.0 will continue to provide vital support so that local Internet governance communities can conduct research on their selected topics and will broaden the knowledge of these issues across the region and around the globe.

This year, the program will support research in the following thematic categories:

  • Inclusive Internet Development: Human Rights Impact
  • Security and Trust: Strengthened Cooperation
  • Internet and Productivity
  • Internet fragmentation risks

Selected proposals will receive US$1,500 in funding, will be supported by a mentor knowledgeable about global Internet governance issues, and will have a period of three months to complete their research project. Findings can be presented in various formats, including podcasts, videos, animations, and digital brochures.

Among others, this program is open to NRI coordinators, college students, academic researchers, journalists, policymakers, independent researchers, and technical communities. Both individual applications and collaborations between several individuals will be accepted. Virtually anyone who has been involved in Internet governance in their community and/or who can demonstrate a strong ability to conduct a brief, high-quality research project is welcome to apply.

Proposals will be accepted until 10 July. To submit a proposal, applicants must complete a form describing their project. Selected projects will be announced between 25 and 29 July.

For additional information, click here to read the full text of the call for proposals.