Internet Society Accepting Nominations for Johnathan B. Postel Service Award

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Andrew Sullivan
President and Chief Executive Officer, ISOC

The Internet Society is accepting nominations for the Johnathan B. Postel Service Award presented annually to an individual or organization that has made outstanding and sustained contributions in service to the Internet community.

The Award named after Dr. Jonathan B. Postel, recognises and commemorates the extraordinary stewardship Dr. Jonathan B. Postel exercised throughout a 30-year career in networking.

The award is focused on sustained and substantial technical contributions, service to the community, and leadership. Concerning leadership, the nominating committee places particular emphasis on candidates who have supported and enabled others in their work.

The nominator must include specific acts, works, contributions, and other criteria that exemplify how the nominee has been in service of the Internet and its communities along with two references to support the nomination.

The chosen candidate will be presented with a US$20,000 honorarium and the signature crystal engraved globe at a virtual global conference with Internet technical leaders later this year.

Applicants must have developed new technologies that have extended the Internet’s functionality or scope, contribute include developing new protocols, devices, techniques, technical processes, or tools that lead to the growth, usefulness, or strength of the Internet and has substantially contributed to strengthening, growing, and protecting the Internet. The impact of their work has made the Internet more available and accessible in their region or beyond.

Submission of nominations closes on May 13, 2022.

For more information about the award and to nominate, please visit: https://www.internetsociety.org/grants-and-awards/postel-service-award/.