APNIC Fellowship Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for an APNIC Fellowship?
The online application system is the only method that you can use to apply for an APNIC Fellowship. All information requested in the application must be provided on the online application form.
Where can I see the online application?
When the fellowship applications are open, a link to the online application system will be made available on the conference website. Check the key dates under the “Overview” tab.
Is there any age limit to apply for a fellowship?
There are no age limits to apply for a Professional Fellowship. However, age limits do apply for Youth Fellowships. Check the “Youth” tab for further details.
What are Professional Fellowships?
Those who have completed their studies, are employed, seeking jobs, or managing a business can apply for a fellowship under the Professional Fellowship category. Professional applicants can apply for a fellowship for workshop and conference tracks.
What are Youth Fellowships?
Those who are currently undertaking studies in ICT courses at a recognized educational institution can apply for a fellowship under the Youth Fellowship category. Youth applicants can apply for a fellowship for workshop and conference tracks.
What are Returning Fellowships?
Those who have received APNIC fellowships in the past can apply again for funding support to attend the conference only.
Do I need to reapply for each round?
Yes. If you apply for an APNIC Fellowship and are unsuccessful, you must complete and submit a new application for the next APNIC standalone conference.
How many times can I receive fellowship support?
APNIC Fellowships are provided once, to provide an opportunity for new attendees. We encourage APNIC community members who are not able to attend conferences to attend the APNIC Regional Meetings and APNIC Training sessions.
If my application is rejected, can I apply again?
Yes. Applicants who are not selected to receive an APNIC Fellowship for the upcoming APNIC conference are encouraged to apply for a future APNIC conference.
How will I know if I received a fellowship?
All successful applicants are published on the current APNIC conference website, approximately 10 days after the online application period closes. APNIC fellows will also receive an email and offer letter when the list of fellows is published.
How long do I have to accept the offer?
Successful APNIC fellows are asked to notify APNIC within a week, or according to the deadline mentioned in the offer letter.
What happens if I do not accept the offer by the deadline?
If a successful applicant does not accept the APNIC Fellowship by the deadline, the spot will be given to the next eligible applicant on a stand-by list.
What does the offer cover?
APNIC Fellowships cover return economy class airfares from your nearest airport to the Conference venue, twin-shared accommodation, a cash allowance, and registration for the event. Please note that fellows will share a room with another fellow of the same sex.
How will my travel be covered?
APNIC will book the airfare and accommodation. Any additional expenses are the responsibility of the fellow.
How does the cash allowance work?
All APNIC Fellows are eligible to receive a fixed cash allowance of AUD 100. The allowance will be provided in Australian dollars (AUD) upon arriving at the APNIC conference venue.
Do I need insurance?
APNIC strongly encourages fellows to discuss insurance options with a local travel advisor when travelling to APNIC conferences.
Can I change my travel route and/or extend my stay?
No. APNIC Fellows are not able to make changes to the travel route provided or to extend their stay.
Can I get an APNIC Fellowship to attend both the workshops and conference?
To enable more applicants to receive a fellowship offer, we ask successful fellows to select either the workshop or conference week.
What travel documents are needed?
All fellows must have:
- A valid passport
- Travel documents as required by your economy of origin
Please note, a:
- Visa may be required for entry to the host economy
- Transit visa may be required to connect through some cities or economies
All attendees must check the particular requirements with a local consulate or travel agency.