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Grants & Awards

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.

Grants

  • Beyond the Net Funding Programme category image

    Beyond the Net Funding Programme

    Our Beyond the Net Funding Programme gives Internet Society members the opportunity to contribute at a local or regional level through an Internet Society Chapter. We support bright ideas that work in partnership with local organisations to empower people around the world.

  • Beyond the Net Funding Programme Medium or Large Scale Projects category image

    Beyond the Net Funding Programme Medium or Large Scale Projects

    The programme funds innovative projects seeking to improve the quality of people’s lives. Deadline: 29 May 2018

  • Beyond the Net Funding Programme Chapter Small Projects category image

    Beyond the Net Funding Programme Chapter Small Projects

    Chapter Small Projects Funding extends its support to small-scale projects that address a unique need of the local community or Chapter.

  • Chapter Admin Funding category image

    Chapter Admin Funding

    This funding provides an annual contribution to help Chapters manage day-to-day activities. Deadline: 30 June 2018

  • Chapterthon 2018 category image

    Chapterthon 2018

    Internet of Things (IoT) – The future is ours to shape. Deadline: 10 August

  • ICT Innovation Grants category image

    ICT Innovation Grants

    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.

Awards

  • Postel Service Award category image

    Postel Service Award

    This award is presented to an individual or an organization that has made outstanding contributions in service to the data communications community.

  • Itojun Service Award category image

    Itojun Service Award

    The Itojun Service Award was launched in 2008 to provide recognition and support for those progressing IPv6 development on the Internet.

  • Applied Networking Research Prize category image

    Applied Networking Research Prize

    This prize is awarded for recent results in applied networking research that are relevant for transitioning into shipping Internet products and related standardization efforts.

Past Programmes

  • Chapterthon 2017: Digital Schools! category image

    Chapterthon 2017: Digital Schools!

    Chapterthon is a global Internet Society (ISOC) Chapters marathon. The topic for 2017 was Education and the Internet..

  • 25th Anniversary – ICOMM17: Chapter Celebration Nodes category image

    25th Anniversary – ICOMM17: Chapter Celebration Nodes

    The Internet Society's 25th Anniversary is a time to celebrate the past achievements of our community and also a moment to look at the future of the Internet and the Internet Society. And we want you to be part of the celebration!

  • LAC Chapterthon 2016 category image

    LAC Chapterthon 2016

    Chapterthon is a marathon of chapters, where all LAC chapters can participate by developing a project under a same timeline and budget to achieve a common goal for the development of the region. Once the event is finalized, the best project receives a prize. For 2016 the common goal is connectivity.

Grants News

TunapandaNET Paves the Way for Kenya to Connect the Underserved
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Beyond the Net 19 June 2018

TunapandaNET Paves the Way for Kenya to Connect the Underserved

Currently, 53% of the world’s population is offline due to factors such as high cost of Internet infrastructure and...

CLIC Québec – The breaking point for discovery and online access to cultural content from Québec
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Beyond the Net 11 June 2018

CLIC Québec – The breaking point for discovery and online access to cultural content from Québec

In a context of renewal of cultural policies of Quebec and Canada in the digital era, ISOC Québec launched the...

Community Networks Can Bridge the Digital Divide, But Some Still Need to Be Convinced
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Community Networks 24 May 2018

Community Networks Can Bridge the Digital Divide, But Some Still Need to Be Convinced

Community networks can help bring connectivity to many of world’s population still without it, but some governments, ISPs, and...

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Awards News

Nominations Open! Jonathan B. Postel Service Award 2018
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About Internet Society 21 March 2018

Nominations Open! Jonathan B. Postel Service Award 2018

We are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2018 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award are now open. Do...

The story of kc claffy and measuring the Internet – 2017 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award winner
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Technology 15 November 2017

The story of kc claffy and measuring the Internet – 2017 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award winner

Appreciated by some, taken for granted by many, the Internet is understood by few who use it. Underneath the...

Kimberly C. Claffy Honored with Jonathan B. Postel Service Award
Press Releases 15 November 2017

Kimberly C. Claffy Honored with Jonathan B. Postel Service Award

Visionary in the field of Internet research recognized Singapore — November 15, 2017 — The Internet Society, a global...

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