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Fellowship Categories

APNIC Fellowships are available for professionals and youth. Applicants must be citizens of, and residing in, either Developing, Least Developed Country (LDC) or Small Island Development State (SIDS) economies, as listed on the United Nations Website within the Asia Pacific region.

Professional Fellowships

Professional Fellowships are available for those who have completed their studies, are employed or seeking work, or managing an Internet network.

Criteria

  • Strong preference is given to those who have not yet received an APNIC fellowship and had any experience with an APNIC conference; however, it is open to everyone.
  • Demonstrated ability to use knowledge gained from the fellowship experience to encourage local interest in participating in the APNIC community.
  • Good understanding of the importance of APNIC’s role in managing critical Internet number resources in the Asia Pacific region.
  • A willingness to participate as an active member of the APNIC community.
  • Interest in contributing to the APNIC Policy Development Process (PDP).
  • A willingness to support APNIC’s capacity-building program at NOGs and/or local events.
  • A willingness to contribute to APNIC’s fellowship alumni networks.

Youth Fellowships

APNIC introduced the Youth Fellowship category to encourage the confidence, passion, and commitment of the next generation of technical leaders in the Asia Pacific Internet community. It offers young people an opportunity to learn and share ideas with the APNIC community and technical experts from around the world.

Criteria

  • Strong preference is given to those who have not yet received an APNIC fellowship and had any experience with an APNIC conference; however, it is open to everyone.
  • Applicants must be under 30 years of age.
  • Currently pursuing studies or graduated in an ICT course at a recognized educational institution.
  • Provides clear evidence of strong motivation for attending the APNIC fellowship program.
  • Demonstrates interest in, and knowledge of, APNIC activities.
  • Demonstrates experience in participating in discussions at institutional, national and regional levels, and in multicultural environments.
  • A willingness to participate as an active member of the APNIC community.
  • A willingness to contribute to APNIC’s policy development, Internet governance activities, and fellowship alumni networks.

Returning Fellowships

Returning Fellowships are available for those who have received a Fellowship for either APNIC or APRICOT in the past, and have demonstrated outstanding skills, leadership and desire to further contribute to the APNIC community.

Criteria

Same as Professional Fellowships criteria, plus:

  • Applicant must have previously received an APNIC or APRICOT Fellowship
  • Demonstrated commitment to the technical community
  • Actively participate in the APNIC Policy Development Process (PDP)
  • Deep knowledge of Internet environment in their local economy
  • Demonstrated contribution to local community since completing the initial APNIC or APRICOT Fellowship
    • Membership/service to NOGs and other local groups, SIGs, Fellowships, awards, mailing lists, board positions, training, mentoring, blogging on technical topics, advocacy
  • Demonstrated plan to engage with and contribute to the community during or after the meeting
  • Ability to influence peers and a strong professional network
  • A high level of integrity
  • Commitment to the necessary time to fully participate in the program

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