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

The 2019 Grants will support research focused on the availability, reliability, and security of the Internet, with a particular focus on 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. 

Three small grants of USD 20,000 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 areas: 

  • Adoption of best practices in operational Internet security by network operators, enterprises and service providers. 
  • Improving security of the Internet routing system through use of the RPKI standard. 
  • Use of Internet address registry or registry data, through use of the new RDAP protocols. 
  • Diagnosis, monitoring, measurement and/or analysis of live or historical datasets related to Internet infrastructure and its security. 

Key dates for 2019 

Applications open  1 April 
Applications close  30 May at 11.59 PM UTC 
Selection process  June 
Due diligence review and contracts  July 
Announcement of successful application/s  August 

Before submitting your nomination, please review the Selection Criteria.