InternetNZ is offering $100,000 for policy and legal-related research projects, with a funding cap of $20,000 per project.
InternetNZ, which last year received $7.15 million in domain name fees, has a $500,000 annual budget for community funding.
Internet NZ CEO Vikram Kumar says the latest funding round is for research projects “that explore the intersect of the internet and public policy or law.”
For example, this could include projects that explore policy around access to the internet for economically poor communities or an analysis of reference to key internet terms (such as Internet Service Provider) in New Zealand legislation.
The funding round will be overseen by InternetNZ’s grant committee, with advice from internet policy specialist Ellen Strickland, from the University of Queensland and Graeme Crombie, a partner at law firm Minter Ellison Rudd Watts.