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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

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    Beyond the Net Funding Programme

    Our Beyond the Net Funding Programme gives Internet Society members the opportunity to contribute at a local or regional level through an Internet Society Chapter. We support bright ideas that work in partnership with local organisations to empower people around the world.

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    Beyond the Net Funding Programme Medium or Large Scale Projects

    The programme funds innovative projects seeking to improve the quality of people’s lives.

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    Beyond the Net Funding Programme Chapter Small Projects

    Chapter Small Projects Funding extends its support to small-scale projects that address a unique need of the local community or Chapter.

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    Chapter Admin Funding

    This funding provides an annual contribution to help Chapters manage day-to-day activities.

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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.

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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.

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

  • 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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    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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    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.

Grants News

Creating Networks – Youth and Internet Governance
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Beyond the Net 20 December 2018

Creating Networks – Youth and Internet Governance

The “Youth Observatory” is a project created by the members of the Youth SIG of the Internet Society, which...

Empowering Moroccan Cooperatives to Participate in the Digital Economy
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Beyond the Net 19 December 2018

Empowering Moroccan Cooperatives to Participate in the Digital Economy

KASBUY is a web platform to help Moroccan cooperatives, especially ones from women, to promote their handicrafts on international...

Helping Rural Libraries in Armenia to Embrace the Digital Age
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Beyond the Net 18 December 2018

Helping Rural Libraries in Armenia to Embrace the Digital Age

Although there are a large number of rural libraries in Armenia, the majority of them do not have computers...

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Awards News

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,...

Jonathan B. Postel Service Award Presented to Steven G. Huter
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Press Releases 18 July 2018

Jonathan B. Postel Service Award Presented to Steven G. Huter

Montreal, Quebec – July 18, 2018 — The Internet Society, a global non-profit dedicated to ensuring the open development,...

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