ISIF Asia is opening the 2019 call for grant proposals from 1 April 2019. Application process closes on 21 June 2019 midnight UTC. Funding will be available across the following two categories:
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.
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.