Apply now for 2017 ISIF Asia Grants and Award

By on 20 Jun 2017

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Applications for the ISIF Asia grants and award for 2017 are now open, with AUD 145,000 available across three grant categories and AUD 10,000 for one award to support projects using the Internet for social and economic development in the Asia Pacific.

Applications are open from today until 30 August 2017.

Apply now for a grant or award

2017 Grants

Internet Operations Research Grants

These grants support the development of an independent Internet research community whose work can improve the availability, reliability, and security of the Internet in the Asia Pacific region, and widen its coverage, applications and benefits to the community.

Applicants can apply for an amount between AUD 5,000 and AUD 45,000 based on their research needs, a realistic timeframe, and a detailed budget. For 2017, the total amount available to support research is AUD 85,000.

The grants are open to research focused on Internet operations, infrastructure and related protocols, such as network measurement and analysis, IPv6, BGP routing, network security, as well as peering and interconnection.

Cybersecurity Grants

These grants support projects focusing on practical solutions around network resiliency and security. Applicants can apply for up to AUD 30,000 based on a project proposal that includes a realistic timeframe and a detailed budget. For 2017, the total grant availability in the cybersecurity category will be AUD 30,000.

The grants are open to all relevant topics of interest around network resiliency and security, focused on one or more of the following areas: naming, routing, measurement, traffic management, confidential communications, data security and integrity, security of IoT devices and applications, security of critical infrastructure such as energy grids, end-user device security, and building security resilience in your local community.

Internet for Development Grant

This grant supports the scaling-up of an innovative Internet-based solution to development issues. Innovation and a development focus must be an integral part of the project proposal. One grant of AUD 30,000 will be allocated.

Applications areas such as women and girls in IT, diversity and inclusion, access provision, utility services, devices, IoT, IPv6, privacy, democracy enhancement, open data, economic empowerment, poverty alleviation, and health and education will be considered by the Selection Committee.

2017 Internet for Development Award

The 2017 award winner will receive an AUD 5,000 cash prize plus a travel grant to attend the Internet Governance Forum 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland. The 2017 theme of ‘Internet for development’ is intended to cast a wide net to capture truly innovative approaches to development issues.

Applications areas such as women and girls in IT, diversity and inclusion, access provision, utility services, devices, IoT, IPv6, privacy, democracy enhancement, open data, economic empowerment, poverty alleviation, and health and education will be considered by the Selection Committee.

Before you apply

Please read the ISIF Asia Frequently Asked Questions, Guidelines and Tips for Applicants and Selection Criteria before you apply.

Good luck with your entry!

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