Call for Applications: The ARIN Community Grant Program


Deadline: 10 June 2020


The ARIN Community Grant Program provides financial grants in support of initiatives that improve the overall Internet industry and Internet user environment. ARIN will award grants to support qualified operational and research projects that advance ARIN’s mission and broadly benefit the Internet community within the ARIN region. Launched in 2019, ARIN has funded four projects so far. In 2020, the ARIN Community Grant Program has a budget of $60,000 (USD) to provide funding to successful applicants in varying amounts, starting at $1,000 (USD) and based on project need.

 What kind of projects are eligible?

The goals of the ARIN Community Grant Program are to fund projects that:

  • Make Internet technical improvements that promote and facilitate the expansion, development, and growth of the infrastructure of the Internet consistent with the public interest
  • Improve registry processes and technology that help maintain a globally consistent and highly usable Internet Numbers Registry system
  • Advance the Internet through informational outreach on topics such as, but not limited to: IPv6 deployment, Internet research, and Internet governance
  • Conduct research related to ARIN’s mission and operations

If you have a project that fits into one of these categories, consider applying. You should also note that no commercial ventures will be funded. In your application, you should take care to fully describe your project’s specific benefit within the ARIN region and how project outcomes are of a sustainable nature even beyond the funding year.

Who should Apply?

Representatives of organizations with an idea for an innovative project that benefits the ARIN community are encouraged to apply. We will accept applications from non-government organizations, non-profit educational bodies, universities, academic & research institutions, and open-source groups to name a few. If you represent another type of organization and have a project that meets the eligibility criteria, you are also welcome to apply.

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