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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 2019

    For 2019, Chapter projects helped Connect the Unconnected — because every last person on the planet is part of having an Internet for “everyone”. Twenty-eight Chapters participated in the challenge. Find out which are the three winning projects.

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    Chapterthon 2018

    Chapterthon is a global Internet Society Chapters marathon. For 2018, the topic was Internet of Things (IoT) – The future is ours to shape. Find out which chapter received the highest number of votes from the community.

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    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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    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.

In remote, offline Kyrgyzstan, the best of the internet comes in a box
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In the News 25 November 2020

In remote, offline Kyrgyzstan, the best of the internet comes in a box

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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 11 June 2020

Internet Society Foundation announces SCILLS development grants

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Awards News

Prestigious Jonathan B. Postel Service Award Presented to Onno W. Purbo
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In the News 19 November 2020

Prestigious Jonathan B. Postel Service Award Presented to Onno W. Purbo

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‘Indonesia’s Internet Liberator’ Purbo bags Jonathan B. Postel Service Award
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In the News 18 November 2020

‘Indonesia’s Internet Liberator’ Purbo bags Jonathan B. Postel Service Award

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Onno Purbo: 2020 Postel Award Winner Uses Human Touch to Bridge the Digital Divide
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Community Networks 18 November 2020

Onno Purbo: 2020 Postel Award Winner Uses Human Touch to Bridge the Digital Divide

Onno Purbo is a people person. It’s not typically something you hear about an engineer. But it is through...

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