Call for applications for the 2020 Beyond the Net Small and Large Grants programme is open

The Foundation is pleased to announce that the Beyond the Net Programme is now open for applications. Please take note of the opening and closing dates below, and refer to ISOC IoT SIG website for more information on each programme.

In light of current events, we have extended the Beyond the Net programme deadlines. Additionally, the Foundation will accept applications proposing Internet-based solutions to address community needs arising from COVID-19. All Chapters/SIGs are strongly encouraged to apply early for funding particularly in light of the critical issues that need to be addressed due to COVID 19 in communities across the globe. The Foundation is ready to help.

The Beyond the Net Small Grant Programme offers funding to support Internet Society Chapters and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to implement short-term projects with a goal of providing learning opportunities, increasing membership in the Chapter/SIG, or undertaking specific research projects. In addition, Beyond the Net Small Grants can be used to support the organization of a Local or National Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
Beyond the Net Small Grants are available to Internet Society Chapters and SIGs only.
Chapters and SIGs must also meet the specific criteria to be eligible. Learn more on the Foundation’s website.

The Beyond the Net Large Grants Programme are specifically for Internet Society Chapters and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) with innovative ideas that contribute to the empowerment of people through projects that make a local impact by providing meaningful access to an open, trusted, and globally-connected Internet.
Beyond the Net Large Grants are available to Internet Society Chapters and SIGs only.
Chapters and SIGs must also meet the specific criteria to be eligible. Learn more on the Foundation’s website.

  • Small Grants: just opened and closes June 26. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis.  These grants are available for up to USD $3,500. 
  • Large Grants: opens April 13 and closes July 3. Decisions will be shared in two waves:
    • The week of 6 July 2020
    • The week of 3 August 2020

To submit topics for grants, you must write an application and send it to the Board.
In the application reflect as first steps:
1) topic title,
2) goals of work,
3) workplan (for Big Grants),
4) what resources can be used and what resources do you need, including budget draft (for Small and Big Grants),
5) justify the social need of your topic for community development.

The deadlines for submission within the IoT SIG’s frames, proceed from the above dates and one week to work together with the Board