ISIF Asia opens its 2018 call for grants and awards in the tenth year of its operation in the Asia Pacific. In total, funding of USD 210,000 will be shared among winning grants and awards for innovative uses of Internet technologies that support social and economic development in the Asia Pacific.
Grants are provided to projects that support research on Internet operations, infrastructure, technologies and protocols within the Asia Pacific region. USD 194,000 will be available for funding across the following four grant categories.
|Cybersecurity Grants:For projects working on practical solutions supporting Internet resiliency and network security. More information.||2x USD 30,000 to scale up existing projects1x USD 13,000 for a new project||Apply now|
|I4D for Community Networks Grants:For projects developing affordable, locally owned and managed communication infrastructure, deploying creative low-cost solutions that use wireless technologies, GSM and/or fibre connections. More information.||1x USD 30,000 to scale up existing projects1x USD 23,000 for a new project||Apply now|
|I4D for Gender Empowerment and Innovation Grants:For projects working to achieve gender equality in the Internet industry. More information.||2x USD 30,000 to scale up existing projects1x USD 23,000 for a new project||Apply now|
|Internet Operations Research Grant:For projects supporting the development of an independent Internet research community whose work can improve the availability, reliability and security of the Internet in the Asia Pacific, and widen its coverage, applications and benefit to the community. More information.||2x USD 30,000 to scale up existing projects1x USD 15,000 for a new project||Apply now|
ISIF Asia awards recognize the positive contributions of project winners with a cash prize of USD 3,500 and a travel grant to attend the 2018 Internet Governance Forum (USD 16,000 in total), where the awards ceremony will take place.
- I4D Award for Community Networks
- I4D Award for Gender Empowerment and Innovation
Deadline: April 30, 2018