Internet Society Foundation awards US$1M to projects that examine the future and sustainability of the internet

Through its research grant programme, the Internet Society Foundation has granted over US$1 million to seven projects that explores the future and sustainability of the internet. The research programme endeavours to support a diverse group of researchers to design solutions today to meet the internet challenges of tomorrow. The selected projects examines important issues around the internet’s relationship to society including the economic cost of the digital gender gap, the impact of digital labour platforms on worker’s rights, the climate solutions to help decarbonise the subsea cable network among other topics. ‘The internet has reshaped almost every sector of our society. We established this grant programme to enable new and valuable research on the future of the internet, research that will influence policy and industry decisions and ultimately help shape a more equitable and sustainable future for the internet,’ said Internet Society Foundation Executive Director Sarah Armstrong.