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About our Knight Prototype Fund strategy

The Knight Prototype Fund helps media makers, technologists and tinkerers take ideas from concept to demo. With grants of $35,000, innovators are given six months to research, test core assumptions and iterate before building out an entire project.

The program recognizes that with the cost of experimentation dropping, innovators should have the opportunity to test their greatest ideas and explore many options before choosing a final path. When successful projects emerge, Knight Foundation can help them scale.

The deadline for the next round of Prototype Fund grants will be announced soon.

Browse through funded projects, our FAQ and apply now. The next deadline is May 15, 2015.

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