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The foundation's Global Libraries initiative (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) invites applications from libraries and similar organizations outside the United States that have created new ways to offer these key services:

- Free public access to computers and the Internet;
- Public training to assist users in accessing online information that can help improve their lives;
- Technology training for library staff;
- Outreach to underserved communities;

The award recipient will receive $1 million.

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted to the foundation via e-mail by Oct. 31, 2008.
The application form is available only in English and must be completed in English to be eligible for consideration.

Useful Information for Applicants

- Applications are open to institutions outside the United States that are working with disadvantaged communities;
- To be eligible, the applying institution must allow all members of the public to use computers and the Internet free of charge in a community space;

- Submissions accepted by the foundation: June 1 to Oct. 31, 2008.
- Selection: An award administrator will notify the award recipient and all other applicants of their status by July 2009.
- Announcement: We will publicly announce the award recipient in August 2009.

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