The goal of the ICANN Fellowship Program is to strengthen the diversity of the multistakeholder model by fostering opportunities for individuals from underserved and underrepresented communities to become active participants in the ICANN community.
Fellows are exposed to the workings of the ICANN community, are assigned a mentor, and receive training across different areas of knowledge and skill building before, during, and after an ICANN Public Meeting. Travel assistance to attend the meeting is also provided.
Fellowship participants come from a variety of backgrounds. Check out program participants and statistics for more information
About Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is an American multistakeholder group and nonprofit organization responsible for coordinating the maintenance and procedures of several databases related to the namespaces and numerical spaces of the Internet, ensuring the network's stable and secure operation.ICANN performs the actual technical maintenance work of the Central Internet Address pools and DNS root zone registries pursuant to the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) function contract... read more
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ICANN Fellowship Program
Aim and Benefits of ICANN Fellowship Program
- ICANN org will cover the cost of the lowest fare available economy airfare at the time of booking based on the fellow’s approved dates of arrival and departure as provided in a separate email sent by ICANN Travel Support titled “Welcome Email”.
- ICANN org will book and pay for a standard room (king or queen) on the fellow’s behalf based on a single occupancy.
Requirements for ICANN Fellowship Program Qualification
Candidates from all regions and sectors are welcome to apply to the ICANN Fellowship Program.
Participants of the Fellowship Program must:
- Be at least 21 years of age
- Be interested in, or already engaged in, the various components of ICANN’s work in policy building, the operation of the Domain Name System and the security and stability of the global Internet
- Complete mandatory ICANN Learn course(s); learn more here
- NOT be involved in or associated with other ICANN supported travel programs at time of selection
- Policy Forum applicants must have successfully completed an ICANN Fellowship
- Have previously received no more than two fellowships; second and third time fellows must prove their involvement and engagement in one of the ICANN communities
Fellowship recipients are expected to:
- Engage in Fellowship Program Mentoring processes
- Complete additional required ICANN Learn courses
- Attend the ICANN Public Meeting and required activities, including but not limited to ICANN Fellowship sessions during the ICANN Meeting
- Network and interact with program alumni and community members
- Complete the post-meeting survey
Application DeadlineDecember 16, 2023
How to Apply
The Fellowship application round for ICANN80 Policy Forum* is now open. The application round will be opened till December 16, 2023 at 23:59 UTC time.
* Only those who have successfully completed an ICANN Fellowship Program (Fellowship Program Alumni) are eligible to apply for a Policy Forum fellowship
If ICANN meeting is held virtually, the Fellowship Program will also be held virtually.
For more details, visit ICANN website.