Fellowship program

Softbank BB

This programmed is sponsored by Softbank BB.

In addition, 15% of all sponsorship contributions received are allocated to the fellowship program.

APNIC is offering a limited number of fellowships to allow members of the Internet community in the developing economies of the Asia Pacific region to attend APNIC 18 in Nadi Fiji during August and September 2004.

Selected fellows

14 fellows have been selected.




Abraham, Alex

American Samoa

Augafa, Fa'asala

Sri Lanka

Deen, Mohamed Irshad


Goswami. Debashish


Khalid, Mehmood


Kusuma, Adi


Leeman, Jon

Papua New Guinea

Malpus, Hermann


Rahman, MD. Hakikur


Ramirez, Francis Angelo V


Rasheed, Ch. Shahzad


Shamsi, Haris


Sugeng, Jadmoko


Tawakevou, Usaia

Target fellows

The fellowship program targets key personnel from organisations developing or providing Internet services within developing economies, in particular, those responsible for managing Internet resources (such as IP addresses, autonomous system numbers, and routing registry data). The fellowships are offered on an equal opportunity basis.

Award package

Successful applicants will receive assistance towards:

  • Free registration for all APNIC 18 meeting, tutorial and workshop sessions
  • Daily allowance including reasonable accommodation, meal and incidental expenses

The final grant size is determined according to final costs and available funding. Successful applicants will be advised of the amount closer to the meeting date.

Selection criteria

APNIC will select the fellows according to the following criteria:

  • Membership of the target audience listed above
  • Residency in a developing economy of the Asia Pacific, including the LDCs, LLDCs, and SIDS, as defined by the United Nations
  • Demonstrated ability to utilise the experience gained from APNIC 18

Previous recipients of SANOG, APRICOT, or past APNIC fellowship grants are not eligible.


Enquiries about the fellowships can be emailed to meetings@apnic.net.

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