APRICOT 2017 and APNIC 43


The Fellowship programme is designed to provide funding assistance to selected applicants to attend APRICOT 2017.


APRICOT has been providing financial support to selected individuals from the Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States in the Asia Pacific region to attend APRICOT since 2000.

The purpose of the APRICOT Fellowship Programme is to give opportunities to Internet network engineers and operators from the less privileged parts of the Asia Pacific region to come to the region's premier Internet Operations and Technology event. The human networking is an extremely important component for growing the Internet across the region, with the APRICOT Fellows gaining valuable opportunities to meet Internet network professionals from all around the world. This is in addition to the technologies and skills learnt or enhanced during the APRICOT Workshops and the APRICOT Conference itself.

The award is open to anyone who meets the criteria described below. Selected fellows will have an opportunity to network with colleagues in the industry, learn first hand about APRICOT and its related activities, and return home with new insights to aid them in their professional development.

APRICOT has an open call for applicants through the conference website and announcement email lists. The Fellowship Committee will conduct ongoing evaluations of the applicants and make their selections based on certain criteria including applicant experience and applicant's desire to continue to participate in APRICOT. Women are especially encouraged to apply.

The Fellowship Award which is granted to successful applicants (Fellows) covers the conference registration and accommodation, and makes a contribution towards the cost of the travel and living expenses associated with attending APRICOT.

Fellowship Award Package


Applicants selected for the APRICOT 2017 Fellowship programme will receive the following support:

  • 100% of the Registration Fees to either the Workshop or Conference
  • 100% of the Accommodation Costs (Up to 6 nights for the Workshop & Up to 5 nights for the Conference) at the Fellows Hotel
  • A reimbursement for Airfare and per diem is capped based on the following regional allowances:
    • South East Asia USD$300
    • South Asia USD$1000
    • Pacific USD$1500

Key dates

10 OctoberFellowship Programme Launch
31 OctoberFellowship Application Closes at 17:00(UTC +8)
7 NovemberApplication Reviews commence
21 NovemberCompletion of Reviews
2 DecemberInviting Successful Applicants to accept awards
12 DecemberAcceptance Deadline
14 DecemberPublication of Successful Applicants


Applicants should be actively involved in Internet development in any of the following capacities:

  • Network engineering and network design
  • Network operations and Network Operation Centre
  • Educators and trainers

Selection criteria

  • Residency in and Citizenship of an LDC or Small Island Developing State in Asia Pacific, as per UN definition
  • Demonstration of ability to share what is learned with colleagues and peers
  • Women are encouraged in apply

Applicants who have been prior APNIC or APRICOT Fellowship recipients within the last five years will not normally be considered eligible for an APRICOT 2017 Fellowship.

Apply for a Fellowship

Applications are now closed.