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Shaping the Internet's Future 16 September 2020

What Will the Internet Look Like in 2030? New Grants Program for Researchers Studying the Future of the Internet

Mabel Gunda
By Mabel GundaCommunications Manager, Internet Society Foundation

From the environment to the economy, the Internet is reshaping and disrupting several sectors of our society. What might future patterns of disruption look like? How will these changes affect all of us, particularly those on the margins of society? What new solutions can we generate today, to address the challenges of tomorrow?

At the Internet Society Foundation, we believe the answers to these questions and many others lies in research. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce a new grants program supporting researchers worldwide who are studying the future and sustainability of the Internet. Grants of up to US$200,000 are available for research lasting up to two years and focused in one of two categories:

  • Greening the Internet: How the Internet affects and is affected by the environment
  • The Internet Economy: How digital technologies are transforming our economic landscape

Learn more about the program

Established in 2019 to support the positive difference the Internet can make to people everywhere, the Internet Society Foundation awards grants to Internet Society Chapters/Special Interest Groups (SIGs) as well as nonprofit organizations and individuals dedicated to providing meaningful access to an open, globally-connected, secure, and trustworthy Internet for everyone.

Learn more about future calls for grants!


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