- Forum takes place 25–28 June 2018 in Panama City
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) fellowship Program application round two for ICANN62 closes tomorrow, December 28, 2017. ICANN’s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet.
In a reminder email, Stakeholder Engagement & Operations Manager – Africa at ICANN, Yaovi Atohoun, recalls that the body opened first round of the application on 27 November 2017, as part of preparations for ICANN62 Policy Forum.
The first round was open only to Fellowship Program Alumni, those who have previously completed an ICANN Fellowship. The meeting is from 25–28 June 2018 in Panama City, Panama.
The deadline to apply is 28 December 2017. Successful candidates will be announced on 9 March 2018 on https://icann.org/.
ICANN fellowship program
The Fellowship Program seeks out individuals who are interested in, or already engaged in, the various aspects of ICANN’s work in policymaking, the operation of the Domain Name System, and the security and stability of the global Internet.
The goal of the program is to help create a broader and more diverse base of knowledgeable constituents who can engage in the ICANN multi-stakeholder process and become the new voices of experience in their regions and on the global stage.
Since its creation in 2007, the Fellowship Program has built a strong group of individuals who are actively participating in ICANN communities and in other Internet governance entities in the Internet ecosystem. Participation covers a range of activities:
- Writing articles and blogs
- Giving online or in-person public comments about bottom-up policymaking
- Participating in Internet conferences and panel discussions
- Joining working groups
- Mentoring newcomers
- Assisting our regional leaders
- Becoming leaders themselves
The ICANN Meeting Fellowship program is one example of how ICANN is supporting the next generation of community members.
To continue in its mission to build capacity within the ICANN multistakeholder model, this program seeks to create a broader and more diverse base of knowledgeable constituents.
Priority is given to candidates currently living in underserved and underrepresented communities around the world, those who represent diversity of gender, sector, region, experience, and expertise, and/or have established financial need.
Participation in the Program at an ICANN meeting is a “fast-track” experience of engagement into that community model, with presentations designed to facilitate understanding of the many pieces and parts of ICANN while providing opportunities to network and promoting interaction with ICANN community and staff.
Each candidate selected into the Program through the online application and assessment process is provided a grant of support that covers the cost of economy class airfare, hotel and a stipend.
Fellowship recipients are expected to engage prior to, during and after the ICANN meeting with the ICANN Fellowship office, Program Alumni, Newcomer Coaches and their selected peers, as well as begin to actively contribute to ICANN processes upon completion of the Program.