About grants

For 2016, ISIF Asia has secured 376,000 AUD to be allocated in 4 types of grants. Proposals will be accepted from 24 February to 31 May 2016. A each type of grant will have different application requirements and areas of focus, please read carefully before preparing your application.If you have any doubts about what type of grant suits your proposal best, please contact the ISIF Asia secretariat.

APNIC Internet Operations Research Grants > 90,000 AUD available for funding in 2016 to support the development of an Internet research community whose results can improve the availability, reliability, and security of the Internet in the Asia Pacific region, and widen its coverage, applications and benefit for the community.  Members of Network Operators Groups (NOGs), members/partners of IXPs, operators of rootservers, and academics and postgraduate students are encouraged to apply. The fund is open to all relevant topics of interest, however applicants may wish to prepare research proposals in the following areas: 1) Network measurement and analysis; 2) IPv6 deployment; 3) BGP routing; 4) Network security; and 5) Peering and interconnection. Applicants can apply for project between 5K to 50K based on the research needs, a realistic timeframe and a detailed budget. 

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Internet Society Cybersecurity Grant > 56,000 AUD for one grant to be allocated in 2016 for a project focusing on resiliency and security of two main pillars of the Internet - its naming (through innovative approaches to DNSSEC that enhance user confidence in Internet-based services) and routing (explore options for deployment of a secure routing standard – RPKI and BGP). For this particular grant, there is a strong emphasis about documentation of impact and knowledge sharing through papers, videos, and other communication materials. 

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Community Impact Grants > 60,000 AUD for two small grant to focus on new ideas plus one 50,000 AUD grant to scale-up an existing solution. Innovation and a development focus should be an integral part of the project, focusing on areas such as women & girls in IT, democracy enhancement, open data, applications for economic empowerment and poverty alleviation. 

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Technical Innovation Grants > 60,000 AUD for two small grant to focus on new ideas plus one 50,000 AUD grant to scale-up an existing solution. Innovation and a development focus should be an integral part of the project, focusing on areas such as access provision, electricity supply, devices, IoT, IPv6, security, privacy. 

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