Grants & Awards

The Internet Society encourages innovation and fresh thinking. We provide grants and awards to efforts that support the Internet and the positive difference it can make to people everywhere.

Grants

Chapterthon 2021

We are the Internet Society. We advocate, educate, collaborate and mobilize for a healthy, thriving Internet for all. Chapterthon not only shines a light on your work, it also amplifies it, so that others around the world can change lives too. Because we are stronger together than we are apart.

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Beyond the Net Programme

As of February 2019, the Beyond the Net Grant Programme is administered by the Internet Society Foundation.

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Chapter Admin Funding

The Chapter Admin Funding program offers annual funding to support Internet Society Chapters and Special Interest Groups to manage their day-to-day activities and to maximize their effectiveness.

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Awards

Jonathan B. Postel Service Award

The Jonathan B. Postel Service Award is presented annually to an individual or organization that has made outstanding and sustained contributions in service to the Internet community. The award is named after Dr. Jonathan B. Postel to recognize and commemorate the extraordinary stewardship he exercised throughout a 30-year career in networking.

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Applied Networking Research Prize

The Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) recognizes the best new ideas in networking and brings them to the IETF and IRTF, especially in cases where they would not otherwise see much exposure or discussion. It is supported by the Internet Society, in coordination with the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF).

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Past Programmes

In the News

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Bridging Africa’s digital divide: The rise of community internet
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In the News 3 December 2021

Bridging Africa’s digital divide: The rise of community internet

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INDIGENOUS CONNECTIVITY SUMMIT URGES STRONGER GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR DIGITAL EQUITY
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In the News 18 November 2021

INDIGENOUS CONNECTIVITY SUMMIT URGES STRONGER GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR DIGITAL EQUITY

The Ritz Herald
The Divide: Internet Society’s Mark Buell on what’s ‘very good’ and ‘less good’ in the broadband bill
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In the News 18 November 2021

The Divide: Internet Society’s Mark Buell on what’s ‘very good’ and ‘less good’ in the broadband bill

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Awards News

Jonathan B. Postel Service Award Nomination Committee Statement on 2021 Selection
Statements 23 November 2021

Jonathan B. Postel Service Award Nomination Committee Statement on 2021 Selection

Note that this statement was made by the Jonathan B. Postel Service Award Nomination Committee. After careful review and...

Deadline of July 2 to Nominate People for Jonathan B. Postel Service Award
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In the News 29 June 2021

Deadline of July 2 to Nominate People for Jonathan B. Postel Service Award

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Nominations Open! Jonathan B. Postel Service Award 2021
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About Internet Society 25 May 2021

Nominations Open! Jonathan B. Postel Service Award 2021

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution in service to the Internet community? Nominate...

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