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Grants & Awards

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The Internet Society encourages innovation and fresh thinking. We provide grants and awards to relevant initiatives and outreach efforts that address the humanitarian, educational, and societal contexts of online connectivity.


The Community Grants Programme funds community-based projects around the world that promote open Internet development, evolution and use for the benefit of all people.
To further the Internet Society’s commitment to enabling access, ICT Innovation Grants Programmes are designed to promote the development of innovative approaches to Internet and communications challenges in developing countries.
The Internet Society fellowships blend coursework, practical experience and mentorship to help prepare young professionals from around the world to become the next generation of Internet technology, policy, and business leaders. This is part of our Next Generation Leaders Programme.


The Jonathan B. Postel Service Award is presented each year to an individual or an organization that has made outstanding contributions in service to the data communications community.
The Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) is awarded for recent results in applied networking research that are relevant for transitioning into shipping Internet products and related standardization efforts.
The Itojun Service Award established by friends and family of  Dr. Jun-ichiro "Itojun" Hagino recognizes an individual or a group who has made outstanding contributions in service to the IPv6 community. The award is granted each year by an award selection committee.