How are we funded

The Ersilia Open Source Initiative is a tech non-profit recognised as a Charity Incorporated Organisation by the Charity Commission for England and Wales. Our mission is supported through a mix of philanthropic funding, research grants and crowdfunding.

Grants & Prizes

We would not exist without the economic support received from successful competitive grants and prizes. Below, grants and prizes sorted in chronological order (newest to oldest).

Donations

We are thankful for the philanthropic support and trust on our initiative. The donors listed below are sorted in alphabetical order.

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In-kind support

In-kind support from companies, foundations and individuals is essential to cover our operational needs, including software and hardware donations, legal support, skills-based volunteering and mentoring. Below, we list our in-kind supporters in alphabetical order.

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Incubator programs

Ersilia has participated in several incubator and accelerator programs that have helped shape our mission and vision, understand our role in the tech-for-good and global health space, and scale our impact.

Fast Forward Accelerator

Ersilia was proudly part of the Fast Forward Accelerator cohort 2022, together with Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP), Black Sisters in STEM, Center for New Data, Empowr, Gramhal, Myspeech, Unlocked Labs and Worthy Mentoring. Thanks to Fast Forward, we our organization has scaled up, we've received funding, mentorship and connections.

Digital Infrastructure Incubator, Code for Science and Society

The Digital Infrastructure Incubator helped us think strategically about the organizational infrastructure. The cohort was composed of Citation File Format, Council Data Project, Ersilia, Open Science Community Saudi Arabia, R Development Guide, and Solar Protocol.

Open Life Sciences

The Open Life Sciences program provided a 16-week training on how to create, lead and sustain an Open Science Project. Ersilia's mentor was Dr. Fotis Psompoulos.

Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship Programme

The SSI Fellows is a network of individuals involved in developing, maintaining and supporting Research Software. Over 15 months, Ersilia's CEO Gemma benefited from the community, funding and training provided by the SSI Fellowship.