Projects That will Not Be Supported

The auDA Foundation will not support the following types of projects or budgetary items:

  • Projects for a religious, political or sectarian purpose;
  • Requests for sponsorship;
  • Endowments, memorials or named academic chairs;
  • Conferences;
  • Retrospective costs;
  • Projects whose main focus is outside of Australia;
  • General fundraising appeals; and/or
  • General operational or administrative functions, including for example:
    • firewalls,
    • secure transaction functionality,
    • online search functions, or
    • intranets.
  • Training proposals that provide generic IT training, (such as introduction into social networking or trading websites) rather than focusing specifically on Internet use that has a specific application relevant to the project;
  • Website design (such as development of a new website or redesign of existing website) , rather than focusing specifically on delivery of the project using the website;
  • Applications that will likely be established in direct opposition to existing commercial enterprises;
  • Applications that replicate research currently being undertaken on a commercial basis;
  • The provision of funds for overseas travel;
  • Applications seeking IT equipment for general purpose training rooms; and/or
  • Marketing or market research activities, even where that research is about website usage.