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GSDI Small Grants Program 2017 Call for Proposals Closes

The GSDI Association has been making Small Grants Program awards since 2003 – our longest running project. The cash grants are for US$ 2,500. Although this is not a large amount of money, in emerging nations and developing economy SDI’s, it can go a long way toward SDI preparedness, awareness raising, for building some component of an SDI or to add to SDI sustainability. It may also help to engage other organizations in collaboration and additional co-funding for large projects. Since 2003, more than 100 grants have been made by the Association. 

The application period for the 2017 Call for Proposals closed on 8 June, with over 30 propsals submitted from 25 countries. Review of the proposals has started with announcement of the first four to be funded from the current budget, to be announced on 30 June.

As there are many more than four proposals deserving funding this year, the Association is seeking additional sponsors for Small Grants. Organisations interested in supporting this initiative, please contact GSDI at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GSDI would also like to thank support from URISA's GISCorps, whose volunteers have assisted many of the past projects and who stand ready to help once again with the evaulation of this year's call results.


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 The GSDI Association is an inclusive organization of academic and research institutions, government agencies, commercial firms, NGOs and individuals from around the world.

The purpose of the organization is to promote international cooperation and collaboration in support of local, national and international Spatial Data Infrastructure research, education, capacity building and implementation challenges, issues and good practice from around the globe that will allow nations to better address social, economic, and environmental issues of pressing importance.

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Our Vision is a world where everyone can readily discover, access and apply geographic information to improve their daily lives.

Our Purpose is to encourage international cooperation that stimulates the implementation and development of national, regional and local spatial data infrastructures.

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