GSDI Small Grant Program awards announced

The GSDI Association’s call for proposals for the Small Grants Program 2017 stimulated 31 proposals from 27 countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North and South America, covering a wide range of SDI and GI/GIS related project work. Each of the award winners will receive cash support for their proposed projects of US$ 2,500.

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Call for Proposals for Small Grants in 2017 Closes

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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GSDI Small Grants Program 2017 - Call for Proposals Submission date extended to 8 June!

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. Applications for the 2017 program are due not later than 8 June 2017.

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Compendium of Small Grants Program Awards 2010-2016

You can download the summary report of the GSDI Small Grants Program awards that were made between 2010 and 2016 here (PDF). Learn more about the program below and how to contribute to its ongoing success.

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2015 GSDI Small Grants Projects Updates - Feb 2016


Since its launch in 2003, the GSDI Association's Small Grants Program has supported more than 110 projects around the world. Support for the program comes from a partnership between the GSDI Association, the U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee, the GeoConnections initiative led by Natural Resources Canada, and the GISCorps of URISA.

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2015 Small Grants Awards

Since its launch in 2003, the GSDI Association's Small Grants Program has supported more than 105 projects around the world. Support in 2015 for the program comes from a partnership between the GSDI Association, the U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee, Canada’s national GeoConnections initiative lead by Natural Resources Canada, and the GISCorps of URISA.

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