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

Chapterthon 2021

We are the Internet Society. We advocate, educate, collaborate and mobilize for a healthy, thriving Internet for all. Chapterthon not only shines a light on your work, it also amplifies it, so that others around the world can change lives too. Because we are stronger together than we are apart.

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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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Awards

Jonathan B. Postel Service Award

The Jonathan B. Postel Service Award is presented annually to an individual or organization that has made outstanding and sustained contributions in service to the Internet community. The award is named after Dr. Jonathan B. Postel to recognize and commemorate the extraordinary stewardship he exercised throughout a 30-year career in networking.

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Applied Networking Research Prize

The Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) recognizes the best new ideas in networking and brings them to the IETF and IRTF, especially in cases where they would not otherwise see much exposure or discussion. It is supported by the Internet Society, in coordination with the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF).

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Past Programmes

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    Chapterthon 2020

    Submit a “Do It Yourself” solution that shows how your Chapter is helping to ensure the Internet continues to be a lifeline, enriching people’s lives during COVID-19 and beyond.

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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.

EPIC Grant Winners Include Municipal Networks and Community Connectivity Solutions
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In the News 19 July 2021

EPIC Grant Winners Include Municipal Networks and Community Connectivity Solutions

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‘Welcome to the Mesh, Brother’: Guerrilla Wi-Fi Comes to New York
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In the News 16 July 2021

‘Welcome to the Mesh, Brother’: Guerrilla Wi-Fi Comes to New York

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Faced with limited resources, Indigenous communities built their own internet. Here’s how.
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In the News 14 March 2021

Faced with limited resources, Indigenous communities built their own internet. Here’s how.

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Awards News

Deadline of July 2 to Nominate People for Jonathan B. Postel Service Award
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In the News 29 June 2021

Deadline of July 2 to Nominate People for Jonathan B. Postel Service Award

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Nominations Open! Jonathan B. Postel Service Award 2021
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About Internet Society 25 May 2021

Nominations Open! Jonathan B. Postel Service Award 2021

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution in service to the Internet community? Nominate...

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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