ISOC Community Grants Programme – apply by March 18 2011

The ISOC Community Grants Programme will start accepting applications for it’s next round of awards on Monday, 21 February 2011.  The application round will close Friday, 18 March with award notifications made in mid-May 2011.

ISOC’s Community Grants Programme is open to the creativity and imagination of the ISOC Community. The only parameters of the Program are the Criteria. The selection Committee favors Projects that strengthen and support the health of the Internet as well as Projects that further support ISOC’s mission, goals, and Strategic Initiatives. Grants are awarded twice a year.

ISOC-NY members considering making applications are invited to attend  WebEx conference calls scheduled for 1 February 2011 at UTC 10:30 and 20:00 (5.30am and 3pm EST)
to discuss the application forms & criteria.

In the meeting, Programme Manager Connie Kendig will go over the guidelines on how to apply for funding and hold a Q&A session.  There is also additional information posted on the website regarding telecentres/Internet cafe projects and will be discussed during the call as well.

Those participating in a conference call are urged to read over the programme webpages in advance of the meeting. Connecting to the meeting will be by WebEx: Any questions regarding the Community Grants Programme, please send them to
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Internet Society Funds Projects to Expand Internet Access and Use

Community Grants Programme’s 10th round helps extend Internet’s reach and promote key technologies

[Washington, D.C., USA and Geneva, Switzerland–23 December 2009] The Internet Society (ISOC) today announced it is funding community-based projects around the world to promote Internet access and education in underserved communities, to track and highlight the deployment of IPv6–the next generation protocol key to the Internet’s continued growth, and to address issues such as online identity theft.

“These awards extend the Internet Society Community Grants Programme’s five-year tradition of providing tangible support for efforts by the Internet Society’s global community in realizing our shared vision that the Internet can be used to improve the life of people in all parts of the world,” said Jon McNerney, Chief Operating Officer of the Internet Society. “As the Internet becomes a larger part of everyday life in many parts of the world, it is even more important that we enable its use by the billions of people on every continent who today are without access.” Continue reading