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Grants & Awards

The Internet Society encourages innovation and fresh thinking. We provide grants and awards to efforts that support the Internet and the positive difference it can make to people everywhere.

Grants

Beyond the Net Programme

As of February 2019, the Beyond the Net Grant Programme is administered by the Internet Society Foundation.

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Chapter Admin Funding

The Chapter Admin Funding program offers annual funding to support Internet Society Chapters and Special Interest Groups to manage their day-to-day activities and to maximize their effectiveness.

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Chapterthon 2020

As the year continues to be marked by disruption across the world, we’re dedicating Chapterthon to the people and the medium helping us through it.

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Awards

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    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.

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    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

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    Chapterthon 2018

    Chapterthon is a global Internet Society Chapters marathon. Find out which chapters received the highest number of votes from the community.

  • Chapterthon 2017: Digital Schools! category image

    Chapterthon 2017: Digital Schools!

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

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    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.

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    25th Anniversary – ICOMM17: Chapter Celebration Nodes

    The Internet Society’s 25th Anniversary was a time to celebrate the past achievements of our community. It also offered a moment for us to look at the future of the Internet and the Internet Society. Applications are now closed.

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    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.

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    Itojun Service Award

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

In the News

Visit the Internet Society Foundation to read stories about Beyond the Net.

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In the News 11 June 2020

Internet Society Foundation announces SCILLS development grants

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Internet Society Foundation announces SCILLS development grants
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In the News 11 June 2020

Internet Society Foundation announces SCILLS development grants

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Internet Society Foundation announces SCILLS development grants
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In the News 9 June 2020

Internet Society Foundation announces SCILLS development grants

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Awards News

Nominations Open! Jonathan B. Postel Service Award 2020
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About Internet Society 4 May 2020

Nominations Open! Jonathan B. Postel Service Award 2020

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to Internet development? Nominate them for this year’s Jonathan...

Jonathan B. Postel Service Award Presented to Alain Aina
Press Releases 20 November 2019

Jonathan B. Postel Service Award Presented to Alain Aina

The 2019 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award has been presented to Alain Aina, the chief technology officer of the...

Alain Aina: 2019 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award Winner
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Technology 20 November 2019

Alain Aina: 2019 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award Winner

Alain Aina has been a key player in the Internet in Africa. While the winner of this year’s Jonathan...

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