ISIF Asia Internet Operations Research Grants

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APNIC has established the ISIF Asia Internet Operations Research Grants: an 60,000 AUD fund to support independent research on Internet operations, infrastructure and related protocols.

The fund will support the development of an Internet research community whose results can improve the availability, reliability, and security of the Internet in the Asia Pacific region, and widen its coverage, applications and benefit for the community.

Applicants can apply for an amount between AUD 5,000 and AUD 60,000 based on the research needs, a realistic timeframe and a detailed budget. Successful applicants will also receive mentoring and support from the selection committee members to encourage knowledge generation and collaboration.

Who should apply?

Members of Network Operators Groups (NOGs), members/partners of IXPs, operators of rootservers, and academics and postgraduate students are encouraged to apply. The fund is open to all relevant topics of interest, however applicants may wish to prepare research proposals in the following areas:

  • Network measurement and analysis
  • IPv6 deployment
  • BGP routing
  • Network security
  • Peering and interconnection

Key dates

Grants applications open                                        9 September 2015

Grant applications close                                         15 October 2015

Selection committee review                                   16-31 October 2015

Announcement of successful application/s      10 November 2015

Eligibility criteria

Applications accepted for full review will be scored by all Committee members based on selection criteria. Only proposals accepted by full consensus of the Selection Committee will be granted funding. The proposals will be assessed based on the criteria below:

  • Aligned with Research grants purpose/scope
  • Clear benefit for Internet operations
  • Clear objectives, well structured methodology
  • Demonstrated research capacity
  • Potential for growth/further development
  • Engagement within the community relevant to this research
  • Addressing research needs that have been clearly identified
  • Relationship with other existing projects at a regional/global level
  • Realistic timeframe proposed

How to apply

Visit www.isifasia/researchgrant for full terms and conditions, and the online application form.

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  1. Sylvia Cadena

    Dear Mohammad,

    Thanks for your interest on our grants programs. We do not have grants to connect people (meaning we don’t cover access fees) but we do have a grant that allow organizations interested to deploy networks for specific purposes or populations to get a small grant to support deployment. The grants will open later this year, late October. In the meantime, please take a look to our website, and check the grant section. The small grants are listed at the bottom of the page. You are welcome to explore the awards page and the right hand menus to get more information about the terms and conditions. Once you have checked the information, please do not hesitate to contact me for any additional questions.

    All the best,



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