The Cybersecurity Grants supports projects focusing on practical solutions around network resiliency and security. USD 43,000 is available, as follows:

  • USD 30,000 scale-up grant for one existing project looking to expand,
  • USD 13,000 small grant for one new project.

Innovation and a development focus must be an integral part of the project proposal. Proposals must also include an implementation component, a realistic timeframe and a detailed budget breakdown.

Proposals must also be focused on one or more of the following areas:

  • Naming: Innovative approaches to DNSSEC that enhance user confidence in Internet-based services.
  • Routing: Support for wider deployment of secure routing technologies (RPKI, BGPSEC) and best practices (MANRS).
  • Measurement: Investigating the nature and extent of deployment of security solutions on the Internet.
  • Traffic management: Tools to measure Internet traffic congestion and/or traffic management practices OR analysis of traffic management policies and practices.
  • Confidential communications: Strategies or solutions to enhance the confidentiality of Internet traffic.
  • Data security and integrity: Options for improved data security and/or data breach detection and mitigation.
  • Internet of Things (IoT): Security of IoT.
  • Critical Infrastructure: Security of computer-controlled systems such as energy grids, transport networks, water supply, sewage, etc.) from cyber-attacks.
  • End-user device security: Options for improved end-user security.
  • Building security resilience in your local community.

Key dates for 2018

Applications open 25 February
Applications close 15 May at 11.59 PM UTC
Selection process May-June
Due diligence review and contracts July
Announcement of successful application/s August

Before submitting your nomination, please review the Selection Criteria.