Announcing second round of digital skills grants

3 May 2021
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We are thrilled to announce a second round of grant funding to support digital skills development through our SCILLS programme. In its second year, the Strengthening Communities, Improving Lives and Livelihoods (SCILLS) programme aims to expand economic growth and increase educational opportunities by supporting individuals and communities to more knowledgeably and skillfully use the Internet.…

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Five questions with Dr. Chomora Mikeka, Greening the Internet Research Programme Grantee

22 April 2021

Associate Professor Chomora Mikeka is the Director of Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI) in the Ministry of Education of Malawi Government, and former Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Malawi. His PhD research was about power autonomous sensor radio based on cellular and digital TV RF energy harvesting. He is a…

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Bridging the digital gender divide

8 March 2021

At the Internet Society Foundation we are deeply aware of how the digital gender gap affects women’s livelihoods, health, and education outcomes. As our society becomes more digitally dependent, women, their wider communities and entire nations are at risk of losing out on the benefits of full participation in digital economies. To acknowledge and join…

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Announcing second round of emergency response COVID-19 grants

2 March 2021

We are thrilled to announce a second round of COVID-19 grant funding through our Emergency Response programme. Building on the success of our 2020 programme launch, these grants are aimed at projects that respond to COVID-19 by connecting vulnerable and disproportionally affected communities to the Internet. Funding of US$250,000 – US$500,000 will be awarded to…

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Announcing $1M in grants to researchers studying the future of the Internet

25 January 2021

We recently awarded over $1 million through our Research grant programme to seven exciting projects that examine the future and sustainability of the Internet. In its pilot year, this programme seeks to support a diverse group of researchers who are generating solutions today to meet the Internet challenges of tomorrow. The selected projects examine important…

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Announcing over $1 million in grant awards for digital skills development in Bangladesh, Colombia and Senegal

19 November 2020

The Internet Society Foundation has awarded over $1 million in digital skills development grants to eight innovative projects in Bangladesh, Colombia and Senegal. In its pilot year, the Strengthening Communities, Improving Lives and Livelihoods (SCILLS) grant programme aims to expand economic growth, improve health outcomes, and increase educational opportunities by supporting individuals and communities to…

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2020 Beyond the Net Large Grant Cycle 1 recipients announced

14 October 2020

The Internet Society Foundation has awarded $460,369 in Beyond the Net funding to 17 innovative projects that seek to spread the benefits of the Internet around the world. The Beyond the Net Programme supports Internet Society Chapters and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to implement projects that make a local impact by providing meaningful access to…

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Announcing our new research grants exploring the future of the Internet

1 September 2020

We’re announcing the launch of our latest grant programme supporting research on the future and sustainability of the Internet. This programme will be open to independent researchers and research institutions around the world, awarding grants of up to US$200,000 for research lasting up to two years and focused in one of two categories:  Greening the Internet – how the Internet…

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Announcing $1.5 million in COVID-19 response grants

1 July 2020

We are thrilled to announce our Emergency Response: COVID-19 grants to innovative projects that are using the Internet to help communities respond and adapt to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Of the hundreds of applications reviewed, four diverse projects were selected by an Independent Review Panel that evaluated projects based on criteria that…

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Announcing our new skills development grants

8 June 2020

The Internet Society Foundation has launched a new grant programme that aims to expand economic growth, improve health outcomes, and increase educational opportunities by supporting individuals and communities to more knowledgeably and skillfully use the Internet. In its pilot year, the Strengthening Communities, Improving Lives and Livelihoods (SCILLS) programme is open to eligible organizations in…

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