The Verisign infrastructure grant program, launched in 2010, reflects Verisign's commitment to sponsoring research that supports the Internet's robust growth and development. Verisign expanded this program in 2012 to foster new research which advances security and stability, encourages Internet deployment and improves the Internet infrastructure overall.
Each grant is designed to assist those with the potential to shape the next quarter century through improvements to Internet security, infrastructure, applications and internationalization.
January 17, 2012: Research Grant Submission Process Open
April 5, 2012: Research Grant Submissions Due
July 2, 2012: Announce Research Awards
May 22, 2013: Research Due
Fall 2013: Research Presented at DC-Area Symposium
Verisign is pleased to award two $200,000 research grants to support research that has the potential to improve the availability and security of Internet access in all parts of the world.
These proposals for research topics focus on an Internet that is available and secure in all countries, supporting a range of infrastructures, given the reality that people and organizations are relying to a growing extent on mobile devices of all kinds for their connectivity.
The grants are intended to support research performed during the 2012-13 academic year. Awardees presented their results at a symposium in the Washington, DC area in fall 2013.