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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 Programme

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

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Chapter Admin Funding

The Chapter Admin Funding programme offers annual funding to support Internet Society Chapters and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to manage their day-to-day activities and to maximise their effectiveness.

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Chapterthon 2019

This year’s Chapterthon gives your Chapter the opportunity to contribute to bridging the digital divide, working together under the topic: Connecting the Unconnected”.

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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.

  • 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

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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 (ISOC) Chapters marathon. The topic for 2017 was Education and the Internet..

  • 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.

  • 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!

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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.

  • 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.

Grants News

The latest Beyond the Net stories can be found on the Internet Society Foundation's website.

Celebrating a Successful Chapterthon 2019!
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About Internet Society 12 December 2019

Celebrating a Successful Chapterthon 2019!

We are incredibly inspired by the collaborative projects brought to life by our Chapters for the 2019 Chapterthon, the global contest in...

Winners of the 2019 Chapterthon To Be Announced On 11 December – Voting Is Open Now!
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About Internet Society 27 November 2019

Winners of the 2019 Chapterthon To Be Announced On 11 December – Voting Is Open Now!

We’re thrilled to showcase this year’s creative, innovative and impactful projects aimed at ‘Connecting the Unconnected’. These short-term projects...

2019 Chapterthon – Our Chapters, Connecting the World One Community at a Time
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Growing the Internet 3 September 2019

2019 Chapterthon – Our Chapters, Connecting the World One Community at a Time

Each year, the Chapterthon project competition brings enthusiasm and excitement among our global community. We look forward to this...

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Awards News

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...

Nominations Open! Jonathan B. Postel Service Award 2019
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About Internet Society 27 March 2019

Nominations Open! Jonathan B. Postel Service Award 2019

We are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2019 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award are now open. Do you know...

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