Call for Applications: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2011 Access to Learning Award
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is currently accepting applications to its 2011 Access to Learning Award (ATLA). The recipient of the Access to Learning Award will receive $1 million (U.S.).
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s annual Access to Learning Award recognizes the innovative efforts of public libraries and similar institutions outside the United States to connect people to information and opportunities through free access to computers and the Internet.
Computers and the Internet are powerful tools that provide opportunities for people to improve their social and economic well-being. Worldwide, just one person in six has access to the Internet. This means that more than five billion people miss out on chances to pursue education and employment, access government services, learn about valuable health information, conduct business online, and exchange information and ideas.
The Access to Learning Award encourages new, innovative ways to provide computer and Internet services to people without access, and promotes greater development of public access technology programs around the world.
The recipient of the Access to Learning Award will receive $1 million (U.S.).
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE 2011 AWARD IS SEPTEMBER 30, 2010