APNIC 30 Fellowship Program

Fellowship applications are now closed. Accepted fellows are as follows::

  • Minaxay Philavong (LA)
  • Md. Abdul Awal (BD)
  • Sunera Mahanamahewa (LK)
  • Russell Woruba (PG)
  • Sachin Shrestha (NP)
  • Royderitz Tati (SB)
  • Makara Than (KH)
  • Patrick Gairo (PG)
  • Rudolph Garoa (NR)
  • Roel Ocampo (PH)


APNIC will offer a limited number of Fellowships to allow members of the Internet community in developing Asia Pacific economies to attend APNIC meetings.

APNIC Fellowships provide awardees with the opportunity to network with colleagues in the industry, attend training and seminars, learn about APNIC services and activities, and return home with new insights to aid them in their professional endeavors.

The APNIC Fellowship Program targets key personnel from organizations building 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). It is open to anyone in the APNIC region who meets the selection criteria specified below and is offered on an equal opportunity basis.

Additionally, Liaison, Training, Member Services, and Hostmaster staff present at the APNIC meeting will serve as mentors for the Fellowship awardees, imparting advice and experience that will provide a smooth transition into the APNIC community.

APNIC will issue a call for applicants through the APNIC and meeting websites as well as the relevant NOG mailing lists at least three months prior to each stand-alone APNIC meeting. A selection committee will evaluate the applications and make their selections based on a mix of criteria including applicant experience and the applicant's desire to participate in the APNIC meeting.

Award package

Individuals selected for the fellowship will receive the following:

  • Free registration for all APNIC Tutorials, Seminars, and Conferences
  • Free attendance to all Social events;
  • Shared hotel accommodation at a reasonably priced hotel close to the meeting venue, booked directly by APNIC;
  • A cash allowance (in Australian dollars) to cover meals, incidental, and some travel expenses.
  • Partial airfare allowance equivalent to $529.00 (Australian dollars)

Selection Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for the fellowship award:

  1. Be a resident in a developing Asia Pacific economy, including Least Developed Countries (LDC), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDC) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS), within APNIC's service region. A list of the economies included in APNIC's service region is available.
  2. You (or your organization) do not have to be an APNIC Member to qualify but you must be responsible for Internet resource management.
  3. Have an understanding of the importance of APNIC's responsibility in managing critical Internet number resources in Asia Pacific region.
  4. Be employed in a technical or technical management capacity or be a university-level computer science/information technology administrator, professor or student or be a civil society or non-governmental organization professional whose mission coincides with that of APNIC.
  5. Present a case for attending an APNIC meeting, including:
    • What you intend to accomplish or get out of attending an APNIC meeting
    • How attending an APNIC meeting would help you in your work or study, and
    • How you intend to apply your APNIC conference experience when you return home.
  6. Previous recipients of APRICOT, or past APNIC Fellowship grants are not eligible.
  7. Be willing to complete a Fellowship Program evaluation after the meeting ends.

Selection Process

A selection committee comprising APNIC staff from various units will evaluate the applications. The committee will choose the applicants that it believes are best suited for the Fellowship, taking into consideration a desire to provide opportunities to individuals from diverse types of organizations and geographical locations within the APNIC service region.

The selection committee has the right to select the candidates most suited to receive the award package, following the above-mentioned criteria, without any obligation to justify the results of the selection.

The decisions of the selection committee will be final and the selected applicants will be informed individually. A list of selected applicants will also be announced on the APNIC meeting website.

Applicants who are not selected to receive a Fellowship award for the current APNIC meeting are eligible and encouraged to apply for future APNIC meetings.

Terms and Conditions

APNIC Meeting fellowship Terms and Conditions

  1. Attendance
    Fellows are expected to attend all sessions during the APNIC meeting. This includes but is not limited to, Tutorials, Seminars, Newcomers event, Policy SIG, Member meeting, and all Social events.

  2. Participation
    Be subscribed or subscribe as part of the application process to the APNIC-Announce or APNIC-Talk and APNIC Policy SIG Mailing lists.

  3. Transportation
    Fellows must book and pay for their own travel. Travel insurance is optional, and insurance fees are the sole responsibility of the Fellow. APNIC will not pay for travel tickets, including related passport or visa costs. Fellows must make their own arrangements regarding transport to and from the airport and hotel. This cost is included in the cash allowance as part of the award package.

  4. Accommodation
    Shared hotel accommodation will be booked by APNIC in a reasonably priced hotel close to the meeting venue. Fellows are responsible for any incidental room charges (including telephone calls, room service, and Internet connectivity, etc) and will likely be required to provide a credit card upon check in.

  5. Allowances
    A cash allowance will be provided to offset reasonable individual expenses (such as meals not covered by APNIC, ground transport, and related expenses, etc). The allowance will be made available at the meeting registration desk and must be collected upon arrival at the meeting venue. The amount may vary based on the meeting location and is calculated as per the cost groups outlined in Appendix 1 of the Taxation Determination published annually by the Australian Taxation Office.

  6. Required Travel Documents and Health Regulations
    APNIC is not responsible for obtaining passports or Visas for Fellows and is not responsible for any costs incurred by Fellows when applying for and obtaining a passport or Visa. Upon request, APNIC will provide an invitation letter in order to fulfill Visa requirements.

  7. Personal Safety and Health
    APNIC is not responsible for the personal health, safety, or belongings of Fellows.

  8. Deferment
    In the event a selected Fellow cannot attend the APNIC meeting due to unforeseen emergency circumstances, they may submit a written deferment request. APNIC will evaluate the request and may elect to resubmit the Fellowship application for consideration by the Fellowship Selection Committee for the next APNIC meeting.

  9. Program Evaluation
    Fellows are required to complete a post-meeting Fellowship Program evaluation. A link to the survey will be provided and Fellows agree to respond within the stated deadline.

  10. Publicity
    Fellows agree to have their name, affiliation, and place of origin announced on the APNIC meeting website and mailing list announcements.

  11. Failure to Comply with Terms and Conditions
    Please note that if a Fellow fails to comply with any one of the above-mentioned terms and conditions of the APNIC Fellowship Program, APNIC reserves the right to determine the appropriate course of action.


An online application form will be made available for submission as per the timeline. Prospective applicants must complete this form in full and submit it to be eligible for the award package.


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