7 - 14 September 2017


About the program

A group photo of all APNIC 42 fellows at the APNIC 42 conference

APNIC (Asia Pacific Network Information Centre) is a membership-based, not-for-profit service organization. As one of five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), APNIC is responsible for managing, distributing, and registering Internet number resources such as IP addresses and AS numbers within the Asia Pacific region.

APNIC is also actively involved in the development of Internet infrastructure - both human and physical - throughout the region. This includes providing training and education services, supporting technical activities such as root server and InternetExchangePoint (IXPs) deployments, and collaborating with other regional and international organizations in the Internet community.

The APNIC community meets twice a year for policy development, information sharing, training and networking – both professional and social. The first APNIC event of each year is held as a conference track of the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT) and the second is held as a standalone APNIC conference.

To ensure the Asia Pacific Internet community is well represented at these important events, APNIC offers a limited number of fellowships to its Members and youth in the region's developing economies to attend and participate at APNIC conferences. These conferences bring diverse stakeholder groups together to discuss technical and Internet governance matters and number resource policies.

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 policy development process (PDP).

Fellowship goals

APNIC's fellowship program has five main goals:

  1. Raise awareness about APNIC and its services.
  2. Foster greater understanding of, and participation in, the APNIC PDP.
  3. Provide an opportunity for colleagues to network with peers in the industry with similar technical interests.
  4. Identify and foster the professional development of members of the Asia Pacific Internet community from emerging and developing economies.
  5. Demonstrate APNIC's commitment to capacity building.

Fellowship categories

APNIC provides fellowships for professionals and youth.

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 either the workshop or conference tracks.

Selection criteria
  • Residents of developing economies in the Asia Pacific region, including Least Developed Country (LDC) or Small Island Development State (SIDS), as per the UN definition.
  • Preference is given to those who have not yet had any experience with an APNIC conference, however it is open to everyone.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize the experiences gained from the fellowship experience to encourage local interest in APNIC.
  • Good understanding of the importance of APNIC's role in managing critical Internet number resources in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Interest to contribute to the APNIC PDP.
  • A willingness to support APNIC's capacity building program.
  • A willingness to contribute to APNIC's social media and fellowship alumni networks.

Youth Fellowships

Those who are currently undertaking studies in ICT-related courses at a recognized educational institution can apply for a fellowship under Youth Fellowship category. Youth applicants can apply for a fellowship for the Conference track only. For more information about the selection criteria for the Youth Fellowship, please see Youth Fellowship.

Fellowship package

Successful applicants will receive the following support:

  • An economy class return air ticket to the conference or workshop week
  • Twin shared hotel accommodation with breakfast for the duration of the conference or workshop week
  • A fixed cash allowance of AUD 100
  • Complimentary registration to the conference or workshop week
  • Complimentary attendance to all the conference or workshop social events

Selection process

A selection committee carefully evaluates all the applications. The committee then selects the applicants that it believes are best suited for the fellowship, taking into consideration a desire to provide opportunities to individuals from a diverse rangeo f organizations and geographical locations within the APNIC service region.

The decisions of the selection committee are final and the selected applicants are informed individually. A list of selected fellows is then announced on the APNIC conference website.

(Applicants who are not selected to receive a fellowship award for the current APNIC conference are eligible and encouraged to apply for future APNIC conferences.)

Key Dates
Monday, 15 May 2017 Applications open
Sunday, 02 July 2017 Applications close at 23:59 (UTC +10)
Monday, 17 July 2017 First round offers announced
Sunday, 23 July 2017 Confirmation of first round offers close at 23:59 (UTC +10)
Monday, 24 July 2017 Second round offers announced*
Friday, 28 July 2017 Confirmation of second round offers close at 23:59 (UTC +10)

*(Second round offers are only made if the first round offers are declined or not confirmed by the deadline.)