Dept of State: Internet Freedom: Advancing, Promoting Anti-Censorship Technologies and Transport Libraries

Sponsor Deadline: 

Nov 9, 2018

Internal Deadline: 

Oct 9, 2018


Dept of State Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor DRL

UI Contact: 

Internet Freedom: Advancing and Promoting Anti-Censorship Transport Libraries
Dept of State Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor DRL

Note: The UIowa OVPR&ED asks prospective University of Iowa applicants to limited DRL programs to email as soon as possible a one-page abstract of their proposal with a link to the program of interest to Ann Knudson at UI International Programs Grants Administrator, with a cc to Cheryl Ridgeway  in the UI Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send this email at least 30 days in advance of the deadline.  If more than two abstracts to this solicitation are received, an internal review will be conducted to select the applicants to submit on behalf of the University of Iowa. 

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for long-term development, core support, outreach, and implementation of censorship-defeating pluggable transports (PTs). In support of the U.S. government's policy to "promote an open, interoperable, reliable, and secure internet that fosters efficiency, innovation, communication, and economic prosperity, while respecting privacy and guarding against disruption, fraud, and theft," as described in E.O. 13800, DRL supports the development of anti-censorship technologies, including the libraries of interchangeable transport-layer obfuscation protocols known as pluggable transports. DRL invites organizations interested in potential funding to submit proposals outlining program concepts that reflect this goal.