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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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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.

  • 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

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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..

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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 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.

Grants News

Want to Make a Difference in Your Community? Apply for a Beyond the Net Medium or Large Grant
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Beyond the Net 5 June 2019

Want to Make a Difference in Your Community? Apply for a Beyond the Net Medium or Large Grant

Applications are now open for the 2019 Beyond the Net Medium and Large Grants. All Internet Society Chapters and Special...

A Free and Open Course on Data Protection in the Post-GDPR World
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Beyond the Net 7 February 2019

A Free and Open Course on Data Protection in the Post-GDPR World

Last year, we published “The Dawn of New Digital Rights for Finnish Citizens,” about the launch of the New...

In Southeast Asia, Improving Livelihoods Through Crowdsourcing
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Beyond the Net 6 February 2019

In Southeast Asia, Improving Livelihoods Through Crowdsourcing

The Southeast Asia region is one of the fastest growing regions in the world today. With rich natural resources,...

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Awards News

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...

Rough Guide to IETF 103
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Events 29 October 2018

Rough Guide to IETF 103

Starting next weekend, the Internet Engineering Task Force will be in Bangkok for IETF 103, where around 1,000 engineers will discuss...

Steven G. Huter – The 2018 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award Winner
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Technology 19 July 2018

Steven G. Huter – The 2018 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award Winner

With so many moving parts to advancing Internet access and enabling communities to reach the rest of the world,...

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