The National Institute of Standards and Technology will award $10 million for pilot projects aimed at creating a trusted online identity using aspects other than passwords or simple IDs.
NIST said on Wednesday it launched a competition for the funds, which will range from $1.25 million to $2 million per year.
A NIST-hosted program office for the White House’s National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace will manage the competition.
The NSTIC is a White House initiative to encourage collaboration between advocacy groups and the public and the private sectors to make online transactions more secure.
The Federal Funding Opportunity allots funding for five to eight projects for up to two years.
The FFO says proposals can include technologies that:
Projects can be submitted through March 7.