We support the global Internet community – researchers, developers, nonprofits, educators and more – through the following grant programs:
SCILLS Grant Program
The Strengthening Communities/Improving Lives and Livelihoods (SCILLS) Grant Program expands economic growth and increases educational opportunities by supporting individuals and communities to more knowledgeably and skillfully use the Internet.
BOLT Grant Program
Research Grant Program
The Research Grant Program supports global research collaborations that advance understanding of the Internet and its value for all.
Emergency Response Grant Program
The Emergency Response Grant Program provides funding to organizations working on projects that utilize the Internet to improve lives during or in response to an emergency situation.
Resiliency Grant Program
The Resiliency Grant Program provides support for communities to be prepared for and reconnect to the Internet quickly after climate-related disasters strike.
We also manage several funding areas targeted specifically towards the Internet Society community:
Beyond the Net Large Grant Program
Beyond the Net Small Grant Program
Internet Governance Forum Events
This funding supports efforts to defend strong encryption through the annual Global Encryption Day and other events.
Connecting the Unconnected
The Connecting the Unconnected funding program supports communities and local organizations working to build and expand Internet infrastructure for people living in rural, remote, and low-income areas.
Sustainable Peering and Interconnection
The Sustainable Peering and Interconnection grant program supports local communities to build IXPs that make the Internet faster and more affordable.
Sustainable Technical Communities
The Sustainable Technical Communities funding program supports the organization of technical events, in order to enable strong and sustainable technical communities that help the Internet thrive.
MANRS Mentors and Ambassadors
The MANRS Fellowship Program offers highly motivated people an opportunity to bring new perspectives, innovative ideas, and recent research together to make our global routing infrastructure more robust and secure.
The Pulse Research Fellowships enable researchers and academics to work on data-driven analysis or tool development, on topics that contribute to an open, globally connected, secure, and trustworthy Internet.