Past funding

Annually we have approximately $500,000 available for community grants. See what work our grants are currently funding below.

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Community Projects

Date

Recipient

Amount

Project

Report

2017/18
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision $12,500 Develop Data API and front-end application for Ngā Taonga AudioVisual Collection (Phase I) Read mid-year report
2017/18
Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (Blind Foundation)  $25,000 Accessible content for the visually impaired Read the report
2017/18
EOS Ecology
$20,000 A community-based online water clarity monitoring tool 
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2017/18
Faucet Foundation
 $12,000 Faucet Foundation Incorporated Read mid-year report
2017/18 Skylight Trust 
 $20,000 Resilience Hub/ Digital Resources/ Community Training Modules

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Financial report

 

Internet Research


Date

Recipient

Amount

Project

Report

2017/18
Dr.Holly Randell-Moon from Media and Information Literacy
$7,179

Digital Divide/s: Indigenous communities, digital infrastructure, and creative futures. This project investigates some innovative information and communication technologies (ICT) strategies in Aotearoa New Zealand used by Indigenous organisations to create opportunities for sustainability.

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2017/18
Dr Philippa Smith from Auckland University of Technology
$6,686 Freedom of speech on the Internet – where do we draw the line? This research analyses inappropriate online behaviour to gain a better understanding of its impact on the notion of freedom of speech which has implications for every user of the Internet.
Project in progress
2017/18
Dr Aniket Mahanti from University of Auckland
$10,000 Longitudinal study of the adoption of Top-level Domain (TLD) Names and Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC). Past research has primarily focused on understanding technical behaviour and properties of DNS requests and responses, DNS security, and usage of TLDs. This research will be the first to look at the adoption of new gTLDs and how these gTLDs have implemented DNSSEC.
Project in progress
2017/18
Dr Farkhondeh Hassandoust
$14,840 Information Security Online: A Critical Evaluation of College Students’ Security Awareness in New Zealand. This proposed research has two interrelated aims: to evaluate and compare students’ actual InfoSec practices and their perception of their own InfoSec awareness, then to design and propose InfoSec awareness programmes (e.g., workshops, brochures, posters) to improve students’ Internet InfoSec knowledge.
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2017/18 Dr Haibo Zhang from University of Otago $25,000 Accurate synchronization for coherent joint transmission to provide better mobile Internet service. This research aims to develop efficient solutions for coherent joint transmission in 5G networks, where multiple Access Points (APs) cooperate to perform simultaneous data transmission to a single user device to achieve high-quality communication. Project in progress
2017/18 Dr Simone Rodda from University of Auckland $25,000 To research behaviour change strategies for Internet Addiction: An exploratory study. The study will provide preliminary evidence as to the feasibility of self-managed treatment using action and coping planning for Internet Addiction. And will help to determine whether a large-scale trial should be undertaken in the future. Project in progress
2017/18 Dr Yun Sing Koh from the University of Auckland $10,500 Investigating Changes in Phishing Models for Social Networks. The aim of this research is to develop a robust spam phishing detection system to investigate how the New Zealand community is affected by spam phishing in social networks. Project in progress


Conference Attendance


Date

Recipient

Amount

Conference

Report

2017/18 Guiying Huang  $1,626 To attend the 42nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (9-12 October 2017, Singapore) Read the report
2017/18 Winston Roberts $2,800 To attend the Internet Governance Forum (18-21 December 2017,  Geneva, Switzerland)  Read the report
2017/18 Emma Barker-Clarke $1,977 To attend Online Safety on the Edge conference (1-3 November, Sydney, Australia) Read the report
2017/18 Lorraine Wiliamson & MOA Kluster $2,800 To attend International Society for Technology in Education conference (24-27 June 2018, Chicago, USA) Read the report 
2017/18 Dr Aniket Mahanti $4,000 To attend the IEEE Local Computer Networks Conference (LCN) (1-4 October 2018, Chicago, USA)  
2017/18 Jessica Manis $3,500 To attend the AWE – Augmented World Expo in (30 May- 1 June 2018, Santa Clara, USA)  Read the report
2017/18 Siobhan Leachman $745 To attend the National Digital Forum 2018 (20-21 November 2018, Wellington, NZ)  
2017/18 Timothy Johnson $4,000 To attend the ICANN GDD Industry Summit 2018 (14-17 May 2018, Vancouver, Canada)  
2017/18 Dr Farkhondeh Hassandoust $4,000 To attend the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2018 (28-30 June 2018, Yokohama, Japan)  Read the report

On-demand


Date

Recipient

Amount

Use

Report

2018/19 Mark Boddington $1,800

Conference Attendance.

To attend the Center for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

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2017/18 Aimee Whitcroft $2,500

Conference Attendance.

To attend the #CivilTechFest. Asia's first-ever civil tech conference. 

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