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Hi PACNOG folks,
I just wanted to draw your attention to some grants on offer for organizations working on Internet development in the Asia Pacific. Projects can range from Internet infrastructure, to research, to upskilling and helping communities be able to access the Internet. Grants are between USD 30k and 150k, and there are a wide variety of organizations that can apply.
We've had some great applications from Pacific economies in
previous years, so we certainly hope to see more.
Applications close May 15.
This year there are also grants for issues related to the environmental impact of the Internet. More details and links below.
ISIF Asia 2022 grants open for applications
Applications are now open for the 2022 Information Society Innovation
Fund (ISIF Asia) grants cycle.
ISIF Asia 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
Applications are open to public and private sector organizations,
academia, non-profits, and social enterprise organizations.
There are three thematic areas:
-Inclusion: Initiatives that help ensure everyone has meaningful
access to the Internet, online applications and services
-Infrastructure: Initiatives to increase Internet speed, reduce
maintenance and operational costs, and improve reliability and/or
-Knowledge: Initiatives that develop technical capacity and/or
research around Internet network operations for technical and
In 2022, ISIF Asia will also include grants across all three programs
to support innovative solutions to the environmental impact of the
Internet. The Ian Peter Grants for Internet and the Environment will
be made to commemorate the life and work of Ian Peter, Internet pioneer
and environmental activist.
In addition, three small grants (USD 30,000 each) will be made available
across any program area to economies that have not previously received
ISIF Asia grants. A full list of economies that ISIF Asia has supported
is available at ISIF Asia.
Applications are open now until 15 May 2022 at 11:59 AM (UTC +10). For
application and selection criteria please familiarize yourself with the
Funding Portal, where you will be able to submit your application.
ISIF Asia's IPv6 deployment grants remain open until funds are exhausted.
ISIF Asia https://isif.asia
APNIC Foundation https://apnic.foundation