The Network Operations Research Grants were established to support the development of an independent Internet research community in the Asia Pacific. 

The 2020 Grants will support two research and development projects focused on the availability, reliability, and security of the Internet, with a particular focus on practical solutions around operational stability and security. 

Innovation and a development focus must be an integral part of the project proposal. Proposals must also include a concrete outcome aimed to expand access to knowledge, expand coverage for research applications and maximize the benefit to the community, an implementation plan, a realistic time-frame and a detailed budget breakdown. 

Two small grants of USD 30,000 USD will be allocated, for a total of USD 60,000 in funding. 

Research proposals must be focused on one or more of the following three areas: 

  • Practical solutions to Improve security of the Internet routing system through use of the Resource Public Infrastructure (RPKI) standard.
  • Practical solutions that promote the use of registry data through Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP).
  • Tools and applications that facilitate analysis of live or historical datasets related to Internet infrastructure and its security.

Please make sure you have read the Selection Criteria to prepare your project proposal. 

Key dates for 2020

Applications open  2 April 
Applications close  21 June at 11.59 PM UTC 
Selection process  July
Due diligence review and contracts  August
Announcement of successful application/s  August