Internet2 Development Program
Internet2 is a consortium led by over 180 universities working in partnership with industry and government to develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies in hopes of accelerating the creation of tomorrow's Internet. With participation by over 60 leading companies, Internet2 recreates the partnership of academia, industry and government that helped foster today's Internet in its infancy. The primary goals of Internet2 are to:
- Create a leading edge network capability for the national research community
- Enable revolutionary Internet applications
- Ensure the rapid transfer of new network services and applications to the broader Internet community.
Internet2 Development Funds
The Academic Affairs Division and Information Technology are pleased to announce funding for the development of compelling research and educational applications that exploit the capabilities of Internet2. We anticipate making up to 3 awards in the amount of $7,500 each to be used for wages (release time, summer salary including fringe benefits, TA support, work study students), travel or supplies. A modest amount of financial assistance will be made available for equipment purchases, but for the most part, it is expected that participating faculty will utilize existing WPI resources.
Faculty are invited to submit proposals for I2 development activities. Although middleware or research projects are acceptable, preference will be given to activities that benefit undergraduate or graduate teaching and learning on a campus-wide level or within a specific course. It is anticipated that many projects will produce publishable results or will result in the preparation of proposals for external funding, but the writing of a manuscript or proposal in and of itself is not an eligible activity.
Proposals for the development of applications that take advantage of the Internet 2 environment will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Ability to demonstrate benefits of the Internet2 environment (e.g. highly interactive, network intensive, and/or multi-site computational applications)
- Dependency on network attributes of Internet2 (e.g., has requirements for low latency and/or high bandwidth or uses such network features as multicast, quality of service, or IPv6)
- Uses IP as the bearer service (i.e. no native ATM or ATM virtual circuits are provided)
- Ability to provide necessary resources beyond the scope of this award (including equipment and personnel)
- Ability to complete the project by the deadline
- Willingness to write a brief case study and present at a future CEDTA Food for Thought session or local I2 conference.
All full-time WPI faculty are eligible and encouraged to apply.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to discuss their ideas with either Tom Lynch or Vicki Lynn, prior to proposal submission. There are no active grants at this time. There may be future grants.
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