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Beyond the Net Building Trust Growing the Internet Human Rights Technology

Beyond the Net Funding Programmes – Call for Applications

We are happy to announce that Applications for Beyond the Net Medium and Large grants are open until Thursday, 23 March 2017.

Beyond the Net seeks to improve the quality of people’s lives in all parts of the world by providing them meaningful access to an open, trusted and global Internet.

Do you have a project that can promote the development of your community, but you don’t have the economic resources to implement it?

Beyond the Net provides funding up to $30,000 USD for one or two years’ projects.

Projects must focus in one or more of the following categories:

  • Access and Development
  • Open Standards, Security and Resilience
  • Policy environment
  • The Internet in support of the Sustainable Development Goals
How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via Zoomgrants Platform. Find all information at:

https://dev.internetsociety.org/beyond-the-net

Participate in an upcoming Info Sessions

During these sessions, we will cover programme specifications and have invited ISOC Experts to cover key topics:

  • How to Plan a Project: Salam Yamout, Regional Director, Middle East
    Tuesday, 7 February @ 16:00 UTC and Tuesday, 23 February @ 10:30 UTC
  •  How to Write a successful Application: Connie Kendig; Senior Grants Manager
    Tuesday, 7 February @ 10:30 UTC and Tuesday, 23 Feb @ 160:0 UTC

Register athttps://dev.internetsociety.org/events/fund-idea-beyond-net-information-session/

Find Your Inspiration

Did you know that it has been 2 years since we have launched Beyond the Net funding programme, that we have supported 27 medium and large projects and over 200 small projects?

Photo credit: an image from a Beyond the Net project funded in Rwanda. Used with permission.

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Beyond the Net Growing the Internet Improving Technical Security

31 May Deadline To Apply for 20-40K Worth of Grants in Your Region!

Are part of the Internet Society and have a great idea to change lives using the Internet?

If yes, I encourage you to look at a series of Internet Society grants offered through the SEED Alliance.

Funding ranges from $20 000 to $40 000USD.

THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS IS 31 May 2016!

Find out how to apply for the different programmes:

ISOC is a long-time supporter of local projects like this. We believe that when people have access to an open and secure Internet, the opportunities are endless.

Just like our Beyond the Net Program, the Seed Alliance focuses on local projects that help people and bring positive change.

Take this chance, and help shape your Internet in your region!

Apply Now for Internet Society grant with FIRE AfricaFRIDA and ISIF Asia

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Growing the Internet

IEEE SIGHT Grants

Many of the ISOC Chapters are either IEEE members or IEEE student members who are interested in the activities of the IEEE Sections in your country.In Canada our chapter is  Region 7 and  spans  all of Canada but it’s only  4% of the IEEE membership which is  over 400,000.

To learn more about  the largest  engineering membership organization  visit the IEEE website

For your information IEEE  has created a  program to establish  SIGHT  locations. Special  Interest  Groups on Humanitarian Technologies (SIGHT) (PDF)

Note  that  the mandate of IEEE  is to  bring the benefits of technology to the entire world.

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IPv6

"Impact IPv6" Aims To Expand IPv6 Usage Throughout Cameroon

cameroon-ipv6How will IPv6 improve Internet capabilities in Cameroon?  In a recent post on our main Internet Society blog titled “Preparing Cameroon for the future“, Victor Ndonnang speaks about part of the rationale for the work he and a team of people are doing as part of the “Impact IPv6” project:

‘Imagine, in the next two, three or five years, when more of the people of Cameroon have the ability to connect to the Internet, and we can’t, because the Internet is “full”!’ says Ndonnang.

With funding from an Internet Society Community Grant, Victor and his colleagues have trained over 100 people and already have several local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) working with IPv6, with more committing to do so soon.  As noted in the article:

… engineers and managers from Cameroon’s National ICT Agency have been trained through the project and are now working to activate a National IPv6 Task force transition. If the trend continues, the country will build its new technical infrastructure based on the latest internet protocol technology, making national networks far better prepared for growth.

It is incredibly inspiring to read of the work of the group in the Cameroon and we hope that it will serve as an inspiration for other regions who are looking to bring Internet access to more people.  If those new networks can be planned from the start with IPv6, they will be so much more successful in the future!

Congratulations to Victor and his colleagues… and we look forward to hearing of their continued success!

P.S. You, too, can apply for an Internet Society Community Grant –  the next deadline is October 1, 2013! Read more about the community grants application process and submit your idea today!

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Deploy360 IPv6

“Impact IPv6” Aims To Expand IPv6 Usage Throughout Cameroon

cameroon-ipv6How will IPv6 improve Internet capabilities in Cameroon?  In a recent post on our main Internet Society blog titled “Preparing Cameroon for the future“, Victor Ndonnang speaks about part of the rationale for the work he and a team of people are doing as part of the “Impact IPv6” project:

‘Imagine, in the next two, three or five years, when more of the people of Cameroon have the ability to connect to the Internet, and we can’t, because the Internet is “full”!’ says Ndonnang.

With funding from an Internet Society Community Grant, Victor and his colleagues have trained over 100 people and already have several local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) working with IPv6, with more committing to do so soon.  As noted in the article:

… engineers and managers from Cameroon’s National ICT Agency have been trained through the project and are now working to activate a National IPv6 Task force transition. If the trend continues, the country will build its new technical infrastructure based on the latest internet protocol technology, making national networks far better prepared for growth.

It is incredibly inspiring to read of the work of the group in the Cameroon and we hope that it will serve as an inspiration for other regions who are looking to bring Internet access to more people.  If those new networks can be planned from the start with IPv6, they will be so much more successful in the future!

Congratulations to Victor and his colleagues… and we look forward to hearing of their continued success!

P.S. You, too, can apply for an Internet Society Community Grant –  the next deadline is October 1, 2013! Read more about the community grants application process and submit your idea today!

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Development Women in Tech

Connecting the Chuuk Women’s Council

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Deploy360 Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC)

Got A DNSSEC Project That Needs Funding? Apply to NLnet Foundation Before Dec 1

NLNet FoundationDo you have an open source project (or the idea for one) related to DNSSEC that needs funding? Perhaps a new tool that will make it easier to use DNSSEC?  Or perhaps new software that supports the DANE protocol to increase the security of TLS/SSL? A browser plugin?  A program that makes it easier for registrars to pass DS records?  A measurement tool for DNSSEC usage?

Or do you want to add DNSSEC capabilities to an existing program, like the Jitsi team did when added DNSSEC validation to VoIP?  Would you like to build DNSSEC validation into your tool or service?  Would you like to add DANE support to your browser or other tool?  Would you like to add DANE support to another service beyond the web?  Do you have a use case where DNSSEC-signed TLS/SSL certificates would greatly add another level of security?

If you have any ideas along these lines, the NLnet Foundation is funding projects through their “DNS Security Fund” and THE NEXT APPLICATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 1, 2012 at 12:00 Central European Time (CET).  You can read more and find out how to apply at:

http://www.nlnet.nl/dnssec/

That page lists at the bottom some of the many projects that the NLnet Foundation has funded.  Their most recent “Open call for funding” gets into more details.  There is one very important note:

There is one important condition which is that any software or hardware that a project produces must be available under a valid open source licence (GPL, BSD, Apache, etc.).

As long as you are fine with that, you may be able to get some level of funding through NLnet Foundation.

We’d definitely appreciative of all the great work that the NLnet Foundation has funded to date. Tools like Unbound, DNSSEC-Trigger and the multiple DNSSEC developer libraries they have supported have made it so much easier to get DNSSEC deployed.

Now it’s your turn – what can you develop to help get DNSSEC more widely deployed?    If you’ve got an idea, the NLnet Foundation may be able to help… apply before December 1 to see if they can!

P.S. Note also that if you can’t apply before December 1, the NLnet Foundation accepts proposals six times a year, with deadlines of February 1, April 1, June 1, August 1, October 1, December 1.