[bdNOG] Expanded ISIF Asia Grants and Awards program now open for applications

Srinivas (Sunny) Chendi sunny at apnic.net
Thu Jun 3 12:54:00 BDT 2021


Expanded ISIF Asia Grants and Awards program now open for applications

Applications are now open for the 2021 Information Society Innovation
Fund (ISIF Asia) Grants and Awards program, which this year will become
one of the largest Internet development initiatives of its kind in the
Asia Pacific.


The grants and awards program empowers organizations across
the Asia Pacific region to research, design and implement Internet-based
solutions to solve Internet development challenges that support
community development and growth. Since 2008, ISIF Asia has provided 77
grants, 29 awards, allocating USD 3.58 million to 106 initiatives across
24 Asia Pacific economies.

This year's ISIF Asia program will dramatically increase funding
available to eligible public and private sector, academia, non-profit
and social enterprise projects with USD 1.7 million available.

The new funding support from the Asia Pacific Internet Development Trust
(APIDT) will expand ISIF Asia's focus on inclusion, Internet
infrastructure, and knowledge.


ISIF Asia is a program of the APNIC Foundation.


Grants and Awards

There are three grants and awards thematic areas:

Inclusion: Initiatives that help ensure everyone has meaningful access
to the Internet, online applications and services.


Internet infrastructure: Initiatives to increase Internet speed, reduce
maintenance and operational costs, and improve reliability and/or
security. Under this area, there will be a specific focus on IPv6
deployment, with a separate pool of funding available for initiatives to
deploy IPv6 at service providers and other network operators that will
start accepting applications later in the year.


Knowledge: Initiatives that develop technical capacity and/or research
around Internet network operations for technical and non-technical


Apply now

Applications are open now until 19 July 2021 at 11:59 (UTC +10).


For information on key dates and selection criteria, please visit the
ISIF Asia website to familiarize yourself with the new Grants and Awards
portal, where you will be able to submit your application. Information
about IPv6 Grants and Awards will be announced shortly.

To stay up to date on ISIF Asia activities and funding opportunities,
sign up for email updates on the website.



ISIF Asia https://isif.asia
APNIC Foundation https://apnic.foundation

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