The cybersecurity grants supports projects focusing on practical solutions around network resiliency and security. Project proposals must include an implementation component. Applicants can apply for up to 23,000 USD based on a project proposal that includes a realistic timeframe and a detailed budget. One grant will be allocated for 2018 under this category. 

  • 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  30 April
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.