We run research-driven funding pilots to diversify the sources and mechanisms for funding open infrastructure and ensure a healthy, resilient, sustainable future for research and scholarship.

Current funding pilots

IOI Fund for Network Adoption

The IOI Fund for Network Adoption is designed to support shared adoption and implementation of open digital infrastructure by networks. The Fund will provide flexible, catalytic capital, along with strategic support, to help networks implement, upgrade, and scale their usage of shared, open data infrastructure.

Past funding pilots

Open Infrastructure Fund

This funding pilot was designed to pilot and test a community-driven, participatory funding model to fund open infrastructure and increase accessibility of funding to under-represented communities.

Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools (JROST) Rapid Response Fund

This Fund was launched in 2020 to support open technologies and infrastructure projects in addressing immediate or maintenance needs.

To learn more about how you can participate in IOI’s funding pilots, please email funding [at] investinopen [dot] org.