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Apply Now: $500,000 Open Research Grants for Internet Studies

By Wayan Vota on May 15, 2023

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We need novel research methodologies that generate solutions to Internet-related challenges that is applied and open. Research  that seeks to answer a real-world question and should be openly published and made available to the scientific community at no cost.

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We should also identify and support a diverse and collaborative group of researchers and research institutions developing intersectional research that can be applied to decision-making in government and industry.

Internet Society Foundation Research Grants

The Research Grant Program from the Internet Society Foundation supports global research collaborations that advance understanding of the Internet and its value for all. Proposals should address topics related to one of the following thematic areas:

  • Greening the Internet:  The Internet both affects and is affected by the environment and climate change. Having a critical awareness of this impact is key to the Internet’s resilience and ensures its sustainability for generations to come.
  • The Internet Economy: New and emerging Internet-based activities have the power to disrupt our economic landscapes and lead to unpredictable economic futures. Having a firm grasp of the interactions that create the Internet Economy has the potential to reshape this uncertainty.
  • A Trustworthy Internet: The Internet is completely trustworthy if and only if it is completely resilient, reliable, accountable, and secure in a way that consistently meets users’ expectations for information and services. The Internet is only worthy of trust when it conforms with what people expect will happen regardless of whether or not those expectations are reasonable.
  • Decolonizing the Internet: We acknowledge that the Internet’s development depended on industrial societies that, by their nature, used resources from lands dispossessed from Indigenous people and communities throughout the world. We acknowledge that the Internet can proliferate inequality and injustice, perhaps especially when its design is not inclusive nor its designers diverse.

Applicants should be independent researchers with a postgraduate research degree (PhD, Masters) and peer reviewed publications, patents, academic or independently published work in the relevant area. Independent researchers may apply for funding up to US$200,000

Applicants can also be public research institutions that are 501c3 or equivalent with a mission that is aligned to that of the Foundation. Organizations may apply for funding up to US$500,000. Private institutions are not eligible entities to receive funding.

Apply Now! Deadline is May 31, 2023

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of his employer, any of its entities, or any ICTWorks sponsor.
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4 Comments to “Apply Now: $500,000 Open Research Grants for Internet Studies”

  1. Zinabu Dawit says:

    Thank you for all . Please if a possible communicating me on these email , I have Master on epidemiology and Biostatistics and I have research experience in Incidence and predictors of mortality among children co-infected with tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus at public hospitals in Southern Ethiopia, Predictors of mortality among newborns admitted with perinatal asphyxia at public hospitals in Ethiopia,Perinatal Mortality and Associated Factors Among Antenatal Care Attended Pregnant Mothers at Public Hospitals in Gamo Zone, Southern Ethiopia and others. I will interest to study conduct on digital health care service utilization on Ethiopia.

  2. Aly Vandy Yansane says:

    Very interesting grant for empowerment in ICT especially for women and children. I’m interested

  3. Rebecca Oluwafunke Egbebi says:

    Seriously interested in the Programme

  4. Zinabu Dawit says:

    I have experience on project implementation and currently i am lecturer in Arba -Minch college of health science on southern Ethiopia . 100% efficiently success the project goal If will get opportunity to win the project.