Expressions of interest open for $100K grant: ACCAN


Thursday, 13 February, 2020


Expressions of interest open for $100K grant: ACCAN

Businesses, researchers and individuals looking to tackle “telecommunications consumer issues” have been invited to apply for a grant, capped at $100,000, from the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN).

The organisation is calling for expressions of interest outlining research, representation or education projects that aim to improve telecommunications for Australian consumers.

Research applications must address telecommunications issues relating to: “specific communities”, “embedded networks”, “emerging technology”, “fixed line voice services”, “non-price factors and their effect on purchasing decisions”, “consumer privacy and security” or ACCAN’s strategic plan, the organisation announced on its website.

“Applications are judged by an independent panel according to the Program’s assessment process which is competitive, merit-based and guided by assessment criteria,” the announcement said.

Previously funded projects include Indigenous telecommunications debt research; development of privacy recommendations and ‘dark ad’ consumer education resources; security and privacy assessments of apps promising to help women stay safe from domestic violence; and a study into high-speed broadband’s impact on family households’ consumption behaviours.

Expressions of interest are open until 5 pm AEDT, 25 February 2020.

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