@InternetSociety Community Grants Programme application window 15 Aug – 16 Sep #IPv6 #IXP #localweb

Internet SocietyThe Internet Society will be accepting applications for the November 2011 round of the Community Grants Programme from 15 August to 16 September 2011.  Award decisions will be made in mid-November.

To prepare for this application round, we will be holding two information sessions via WebEx on 2 August at 1030 and 2000 UTC.   More information on the Q&A sessions can be found at http://isoc.org/wp/chapter-meetings/?p=1460

Session notes will be made available on the Chapter Meeting webpage for those who are unable to attend.

Forms and information are posted on the ISOC website for your review at:

English: http://www.isoc.org/isoc/chapters/projects/
French: http://www.isoc.org/fr/isoc/chapters/projects/
Spanish: http://www.isoc.org/es/isoc/chapters/projects/

Those participating in a conference call are urged to read over the programme webpages in advance of the meeting.

**New to the programme**

In an attempt to address some applicants’ difficulty in finding focus for project ideas, the Internet Society provides specific Focus Areas that directly or indirectly address key ISOC strategic goals. The areas are intended to provide a more guided approach to grant project development.

It is important to note that these focus areas do not limit the topics that Chapters or Global Members might address with grants for their community. Rather, these Focus Areas may provide direction in formulating project ideas, which in turn may yield additional areas of investment and engagement for their local Internet community. These are preferences only, so other project topics will be accepted.

The current, preferred Focus Areas for project applications are:
• IPv6
• Local content creation (encouraging demand for and use of the Internet for a specific community)
• Encouraging the multi-stakeholder approach to technical and policy issues
• Interconnection and traffic exchange

This information is currently available on the Community Grant Programme webpages (Spanish and French to be available very soon).

Any questions regarding the Community Grants Programme, please send them to projects[at]isoc.org.