ISOC - Internet Society

06/16/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/16/2021 11:40

Second Round of Grant Funding Awarded to Researchers Studying the Future of the Internet

From the environment to the economy, the Internet is reshaping several sectors of our society. What might future patterns of disruption look like? How will these changes affect all of us?

At the Internet Society Foundation, we believe the answers to these questions and many others can be found in research. That's why in September 2020 we announced $1M in grants to support researchers worldwide studying the future and sustainability of the Internet.

We're thrilled to announce the second cohort of our research grant recipients. Their projects will examine important issues around the Internet's relationship to society, such as the impact of climate change on Internet infrastructure, the role of blockchain economics in the Internet economy, how best to advance climate justice, and more.

The Research programme is open to independent researchers and research institutions worldwide and is currently accepting statements of interest, to be reviewed on a rolling basis. Research themes include: Greening the Internet, The Internet Economy, Decolonizing the Internet, and A Trustworthy Internet. Grants of up to US$200,000 will be awarded for research lasting up to two years.

The Internet Society Foundation was established in 2019 to support the positive difference the Internet can make to people everywhere. The Foundation awards grants to Internet Society Chapters/Special Interest Groups (SIGs) as well as nonprofit organizations and individuals dedicated to providing meaningful access to an open, globally connected, secure, and trustworthy Internet for everyone.

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