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 4 research projects 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  21 June at 11.59 PM UTC 
Selection process  July
Due diligence review and contracts  August
Announcement of successful application/s  August 

Before submitting your nomination, please review the Selection Criteria.