The Internet Society Foundation has launched its first application round in 2023 for grant funding to support researchers around the world in examining the future and sustainability of the Internet. Now in its fourth year, the Research grant program supports global research collaborations that advance understanding of the Internet and its value for all. This program is open to independent researchers and public research institutions around the world, and awards grants between US$200,000 and US$500,000 for research in the following thematic areas:
- A Trustworthy Internet
- Decolonizing the Internet
- Greening the Internet
- The Internet Economy
“Academic research plays an important role in ensuring the Internet’s sustainability, by deepening our understanding of the Internet’s benefits and risks, and its overall value to society,” said Sarah Armstrong, Executive Director of the Internet Society Foundation. “We’re proud to have supported over 30 grants since 2020, enabling a diverse group of researchers around the world to advance new research on the future of the Internet, research that will influence policy and industry decisions and ultimately help shape a more equitable and sustainable future for the Internet and the people it serves.”
This application cycle will accept submissions between April 12 and May 31, 2023. The grants are intended for applied and open research that will be published and made available to the wider community at no cost. Underrepresented groups in the research world are highly encouraged to apply.