Editor’s note: The Information Professionals Association not only seeks to provide a forum for information professionals to interact but also to increase interdisciplinary collaboration between scholars, practitioners, and policymakers within this domain. Periodically, we’ll post funding opportunities that may be of interest to IPA Members and their colleagues.
Department of State Global Engagement Center Countering Russian Disinformation Grants
Exposing Russian Health Disinformation (Closes June 20th)
“The GEC Russia Directorate proposes to grant an award to an organization with experience in counter Russian disinformation analysis and programming, as well as public and media engagement strategies, to produce a report on Russian and Soviet health-related disinformation campaigns with guidance from the Russia Directorate’s subject matter experts to expose and increase awareness of these efforts.”
Best Practices in Exporting Expertise Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa (Closes August 3rd)
“The Russia Directorate will focus this project on building capacity in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa to counter Russian disinformation and propaganda through the training of governments and civil society on well-practiced counter-disinformation methods developed by experienced international partners. With the intention of building self-sustaining global networks and global resiliency, the program would connect organizations on the ground in vulnerable countries with experts from former Soviet states to share tools, skills, and methods.”
Mapping Russian Disinformation and Propaganda in sub-Saharan Africa (Closes August 4th)
“The Russia Directorate proposes to grant an award to a recipient with African subject matter expertise and experience researching Russian disinformation and propaganda to map Russian information operations in African countries and present those findings to local and global policymakers and public audiences to raise awareness on this topic.”
The mission of the Global Engagement Center is “to direct, lead, synchronize, integrate, and coordinate efforts of the Federal Government to recognize, understand, expose, and counter foreign state and foreign non-state propaganda and disinformation efforts aimed at undermining or influencing the policies, security, or stability of the United States, its allies, and partner nations.”
Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific, C4ISR, Information Operations, Cyberspace Operations and Information Technology System Research
The Naval Information Warfare Center, Pacific (NIWC Pacific) is soliciting white papers and proposals for basic research, applied research, advanced technology development, and advanced component development and prototype. Submissions in response to this announcement shall be for areas relating to the advancement of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities, enabling technologies for Information Operations and Cyberspace Operations, and Information Technology systems. This BAA is for procurement contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, and other transactions. Topics of interest to the IPA community include Military Deception (MILDEC) tools and capabilities; Command and Control (C2) of Information Operations (IO) and Cyberspace Operations capabilities; development of IO and/or Cyber Warfare countermeasures; and testing and analysis of new IO and/or Cyber Warfare techniques.
The full solicitation can be found at https://www.grants.gov/ by searching for “N66001-20-S-4702.”