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The Ambassador's grant Program opens today!!

The Interledger Foundation (ILF) continues to foster equitable pathways for digital financial inclusion by advancing open payment standards through its Ambassadorship program. The program aims to enhance the Interledger Foundation's stewardship of the Interledger Protocol (ILP) by fostering each Ambassador's unique expertise and ecosystem.

We are thrilled to announce that our grant opportunity, the Ambassadorship grant program, opens today at 12 p.m. EDT.
Applicants can submit their proposals by August 31st, 2024, at 11:59 PM EDT.

About the Program

The Ambassadorship program is essential to the Interledger Foundation, and during their tenure, they assist us in furthering our mission: to increase awareness, promote thought leadership, boost participation, encourage research, facilitate experimentation, and foster innovation in the Interledger Protocol (ILP)-enabled networks and Open Payment Standards. Moreover, their contribution will aid in furthering our global strategy for change and provide essential tools for advancing digital financial inclusion.

More specifically, the 2024 Interledger Foundation Ambassador Program seeks qualified individuals who operate at the intersection of various fields, which are essential for advancing digital financial inclusion. Individuals who are willing to utilize their expertise, skills, interests, values, and networks by researching new pathways, advancing standards, developing and implementing open-source technologies, activating communities, promoting accessibility, and envisioning artistic products.

The Ambassador's endeavors will expand our ecosystem, reduce disparities, and fortify our collective impact.
This program is for everyone who shares our vision and is ready to make a difference.

Are you considering applying to become an Interledger Ambassador?

Reflect on your passion within your field and how your unique blend of skills, interests, values, and networks can pave the way for digital financial inclusion. We extend our invitation to researchers, developers, open-source contributors, entrepreneurs, educators, policy regulators, open standards enthusiasts, digital and financial rights advocates, creators, and artists.

To inspire the applicants, we would like to share the Ambassadors we have selected this current year

Key Milestones

The opportunity to apply for this call for proposals will be available from June 4th, 2024, through August 31st, 2024.

The Interledger Foundation will enable the candidates to execute their submitted Ambassadorship proposal within six months of the award being accepted. For their efforts all ambassadors will receive a $30,000 grant.

How to Apply

To apply for the Ambassadorship program, applicants need to create an account on Submittable.

Once you register an account, you will be able to access the open grant opportunities provided by the Interledger Foundation.

The application for the Ambassadorship call for proposals is a two-phase process.

  • Phase one of the application includes registration and general project information. After submission, our reviewers will evaluate it, and if selected, the applicant will receive an invitation to participate in phase two.

  • Phase two is invitation-only; applicants will receive this application by invitation after being selected by the Interledger Foundation for successfully completing phase one.

What are the requirements of an ILF Ambassador?

  • Applicants to the Ambassadorship program should be experts in their field and able to demonstrate their track record and previous experience.
  • We expect applicants to be dedicated to the field they are applying to and to aim to continue in that field after their Ambassadorship ends.
  • Applicants must be leading work internationally-focused that addresses digital financial inclusion and tackles systemic level problems.
  • Understanding how to increase participation through organic activations beyond the existing Interledger Foundation network.
  • A compelling work plan detailing the applicant's knowledge and experience of the Interledger Protocol, Open Payments, and other ILF initiatives.
  • Willingness to increase the current ecosystem's knowledge through sharing expertise and/or scientific research is needed.
  • Designing, building, and implementing new strategies or open-source technology as a contribution to the emerging Open Payments initiatives.

We are looking forward to your participation in the Ambassador's call for proposals!

For more information, visit the Interledger Foundation’s website and explore the community forum. To find information on the current call for proposals' eligibility requirements, application forms, and other additional information.

All are welcome to the Interledger Slack or contact us at if you have any questions.

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