Calls: Send in your ideas. Deadline August 1st, 2023.

Apply for a specific thematic fund

In addition to its open call NLnet foundation manages a number of thematic funds that contribute towards an open information society in specific areas, in collaboration with partners such as The Commons Conservancy, GÉANT and Commons Caretakers. It does so by sponsoring more sustained efforts.

This shortened form can be used to request (financial or other) support for a project within one of our thematic funds. It assumes you have had prior contact with us. If you do not know what a thematic fund is or which one you should apply for, this is not for you. Please use the regular application procedure. The procedure is identical other than the length of the form; for a project we have not worked with we would otherwise lack certain information - which could delay your application.

Also do please check out our privacy statement about how we deal with your information. We will use your contact details to contact you, and we are happy to try and accommodate alternative methods.

Contact information
Your name
Email address
Phone numbers
General project information
Project name
Website / wiki

Please be short and to the point in your answers; focus primarily on the what and how, not so much on the why. Add longer descriptions as attachments (see below). If English isn't your first language, don't worry - our reviewers don't care about spelling errors, only about great ideas. We apologise for the inconvenience of having to submit in English. On the up side, you can be as technical as you need to be (but you don't have to). Do stay concrete. Use plain text in your reply only, if you need any HTML to make your point please include this as attachment.

Abstract: Can you explain the whole project and its expected outcome(s).

Requested support
Requested Amount   (in Euro)

Explain what the requested budget will be used for?
Does the project have other funding sources, both past and present?
(If you want, you can in addition attach a budget at the bottom of the form)

Attachments: add any additional information about the project that may help us to gain more insight into the proposed effort, for instance a more detailed task description, a justification of costs or relevant endorsements. Attachments should only contain background information, please make sure that the proposal without attachments is self-contained and concise. Don't waste too much time on this. Really.
Accepted formats for attachments are:
HTML, PDF, OpenDocument Format and plain text files.

How may we handle your information

(If you haven't, please check our privacy policy).

When your project gets selected, we will legally need to retain your information for compliance purposes for at least seven years. Also, in case you are submitting to one of the NGI Zero funds, at that point we will need to share some information with our (not-for-profit) partner organisations in order so they may assist you with e.g. accessibility, documentation, localisation, packaging, etc. By submitting a proposal you grant us permission to handle the data in the proposal in the manner described.

What should we do in the other case, e.g. when your project is not immediately selected?

 Send me a copy of this application.
PGP pubkey
We will contact you within a few days after the deadline. Alternatively (or in case of urgency), you can contact us in a number of ways.