Internet Society Grants

The 2016 call for proposals is now closed. Results will be announced on June 15.

FRIDA will support two initiatives by providing them with USD 20,000 to USD 30,000 through Internet Society Grants. Projects should focus on the security and resiliency of two of the main pillars of the Internet:

  • Naming: through innovative approaches to DNSSEC that enhance user confidence in Internet-based services.
  • Routing: exploring options for the deployment of secure routing protocols (RPKI and BGP) and traffic exchange activities.

Project proposals must include an implementation component, i.e., proposals for conducting studies or research without any specific application will not be accepted.

For this particular grant, projects will be required to document the the history behind their execution. Successful projects will receive additional funding to create a video to summarize and communicate their outcomes. One representative of each successful project will receive full travel and accommodation support to attend the 2016 Internet Governance Forum, which will be held in Mexico.

Before submitting your proposal, we invite you to read our frequently asked questions. If you have any questions, please contact the officer in charge of the program at

Submit your proposal here! You will be able to select the language of the application form in the footer of the application platform. Download the FRIDA budget template here to attach to your proposal. Proposals will be accepted until 23:59hs Uruguay time (UTC-3).

Key Dates. 2016 Call for Project Proposals.

Call for project proposals opens: Monday, 14 March 2016

Deadline for early submissions*: Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Final deadline for submitting project proposals: Friday, 13 May 2016

Selection process: 14 May – 14 June 2016

Announcement of successful projects: Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Contract signing: June-July 2016

Project start date: July 2016

* Project proposals submitted during the early submission period will have more opportunities to articulate with the FRIDA selection team; their authors will be contacted in case of missing materials or if any questions were to arise. Once the early submission period closes, project proposals will continue to be accepted until the final deadline, but these projects will be evaluated as-is.