APNIC Fellowship Program

Every year, APNIC provides fellowships—financial support and guidance—to members of the Asia Pacific Internet community in the APNIC service region’s Developing, Least Developed Country (LDC) or Small Island Development State (SIDS) economies to participate in an online, structured fellowship program, and to attend APNIC conferences where they can engage and learn from recognised international experts.

The APNIC fellowship program places special emphasis on gender and geographical diversity and promotes the full participation and involvement of women from the Internet community at the conferences and in the APNIC activities.

Fellowships are available in three categories: professional, youth and returning.

APNIC fellowships bring diverse stakeholder groups together to discuss technical and Internet governance matters and number resource policies.

APNIC’s fellowship program aims to:

  1. Foster greater understanding of, and participation in, the APNIC policy development process (PDP).
  2. Provide an opportunity for colleagues to network with peers in the industry with similar technical interests.
  3. Identify and foster the professional development of members of the Asia Pacific Internet community from emerging and developing economies.
  4. Demonstrate APNIC’s commitment to capacity building.

Fellows typically pass on the knowledge and skills they obtain through the program to their local colleagues, helping to broaden the development of the Internet in the region.

APNIC Fellowship – 2024

The 2024 APNIC Fellowship program will include travel to attend APNIC 58 in Wellington, New Zealand. You will be expected to be available to travel to the conference. By applying for a fellowship, you acknowledge that you will likely be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter New Zealand, and that you will have to provide APNIC with all necessary information on request, including details of your COVID-19 vaccinations, to enable APNIC to book travel on your behalf to the conference.