2022 ISIF Asia Grants now open for applications

By on 16 Mar 2022

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Applications are now open for the 2022 Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia) Grants cycle. ISIF Asia is one of the largest grants and awards funds for Internet development in the Asia Pacific.

ISIF Asia empowers organizations across the Asia Pacific region to research, design, and implement Internet-based solutions to solve Internet development challenges that support community development and growth. Since 2008, ISIF Asia has supported 99 grants and 29 awards, allocating over USD 5.4 million to 128 initiatives across 27 economies. 

Applications are open to public and private sector organizations, academia, non-profits, and social enterprise organizations.

An infographic with information on grant types.

There are three thematic areas.

  • Inclusion: Initiatives that help ensure everyone has meaningful access to the Internet, online applications and services.
  • Infrastructure: Initiatives to increase Internet speed, reduce maintenance and operational costs, and improve reliability and/or security.
  • Knowledge: Initiatives that develop technical capacity and/or research around Internet network operations for technical and non-technical audiences.

In 2022, ISIF Asia will also include grants across all three programs to support projects exploring innovative solutions to the environmental impact of the Internet. These grants will be made to commemorate the life and work of Ian Peter, Internet pioneer and environmental activist.

In addition, three small grants (USD 30,000 each) will be made available across any program area to economies that have not previously received ISIF Asia grants. A full list of economies that ISIF Asia has supported is available here.

Applications are open now until 15 May 2022 at 11:59 AM (UTC +10). For application and selection criteria please visit the ISIF Asia website and familiarize yourself with the Funding Portal, where you will be able to submit your application.

Visit ISIF Asia to sign up for email updates.

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