The Internet Society Foundation’s Research Program supports global research collaborations that advance understanding of the Internet and its value for all.
This program is intended for research that is applied and open, meaning the research seeks to answer a real-world question and should be openly published and made available to the scientific community at no cost. The Foundation supports research involving human or animal subjects when the project has been certified by a responsible body to be ethical and in compliance with local law. It is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator of the project to obtain these certifications.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2023
Type: Research / Grants
Eligible Countries: International
Value of Award: The program provides for two levels of funding:
- Independent researchers may apply for funding up to US$200,000. Grants will be awarded directly to individuals who are identified as the principal investigator on the project and he/she will be responsible for grant management including all reporting requirements during the life of the grant.
- Organizations and institutions may apply for funding up to US$500,000. One or more awards in each of the thematic areas are anticipated subject to fiscal year funding.
- Independent researchers should have a postgraduate research degree (PhD, Masters) and peer-reviewed publications, patents, and academic or independently published work in the relevant area.
- Public research institutions should be 501c3 or equivalent and should have a mission that is aligned with that of the Foundation. (Private institutions are not eligible entities to receive funding).
Additional eligibility requirements for all Foundation grants are outlined here. All applicants must ensure that they meet these basic requirements. Underrepresented groups in the research world are highly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply: Visit the application portal to apply.