Every year, APNIC provides fellowships – financial support and guidance – to members of the Asia Pacific Internet community to allow them to attend conferences where they can engage and learn from recognized international experts.
Fellowships are available in three categories: youth, professional and returning.
APNIC conferences bring diverse stakeholder groups together to discuss technical and Internet governance matters and number resource policies.
APNIC’s fellowship program aims to:
- Foster greater understanding of, and participation in, the APNIC policy development process (PDP).
- Provide an opportunity for colleagues to network with peers in the industry with similar technical interests.
- Identify and foster the professional development of members of the Asia Pacific Internet community from emerging and developing economies.
- 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.
The 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 PDP.
Information on eligibility, process, benefits and selection criteria is available on conference websites.