ISIF Asia is opening the call for grants and awards for 2019 on 1 April to allocate USD 115,000 in funding across 2 categories. 

Grants will be allocated to projects that have a clear development outcome on one of the funding categories chosen for 2019 and that demonstrate a concrete contribution to research and/or implementation of Internet-based solutions, Internet operations, Internet infrastructure, technologies and protocols within the Asia Pacific region. Before submitting a grant proposal it is important to read the Frequently Asked Questions, Guidelines for Grant Applications, and Selection Criteria. 

In addition to the grants, ISIF Asia will recognize positive contributions and innovations to power Internet Infrastructure in the Asia Pacific, through one award that includes a cash prize of USD 3,500 and a travel grant to attend the awards ceremony. Before, submitting your Award nomination, please read the nomination requirements. 

The Grants 

2019 Internet Operations Research Grants 

These grants will support research focused on the availability, reliability, and security of the Internet, with a particular focus on focus on operational stability and security. The research outcomes should aim to expand access to knowledge, expand coverage for research applications and maximize the benefit to the community. Three small grants of USD 20,000 USD will be allocated, for a total of USD 60,000 in funding. 

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2019 I4D Powering Internet Infrastructure Grants 

These grants will support the research and development of software and/or hardware solutions that can improve the stability and reliability of how Internet infrastructure is powered. This includes but is not limited to solar, wind, and hydraulic solutions used to provide Internet access in remote areas, during disasters, or to power other infrastructure such as IXPs, root servers, datacentres, etc. The monitoring of batteries and their consumption, energy efficiency tools, the management and administration of micro-grids will be considered for this call.  Two small grants of USD 20,000 will be allocated, for a total of USD 40,000 in funding. 

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The Award 

2019 I4D Powering Internet Infrastructure Award 

The 2019 Internet for Development Award will be given to one organization working on research and development of software and/or hardware solutions that can improve the stability and reliability of how Internet infrastructure is powered. This includes but is not limited to solar, wind, and hydraulic solutions used to provide Internet access in remote areas, during disasters, or to power other infrastructure such as IXPs, root servers, datacentres, etc. The monitoring of batteries and their consumption, energy efficiency tools, the management and administration of micro-grids will be considered for this award. 

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