ICANN Fellowship

Key Information

Conducted By The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers [ICANN]
Eligibility The candidate should be at least 21 years of age and should have completed an ICANN learn course
Region India and Other Countries
Rewards Mentorship, travel assistance and additional benefits
Last Date of Application August 19, 2022

The goal of the ICANN Fellowship program is to give an opportunity to the candidates that belong to underrepresented communities in order to strengthen the diversity in the community. The ICANN Fellowship was initiated for those passionate in the management of Internet Protocol numbers and Domain Name System rootThe ICANN fellowship last date to apply for the community forum in Cancun, Mexico, is August 19th, 2022 

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ICANN Fellowship Eligibility Criteria:

ICANN Fellows do not require detailed academic criteria for being eligible. Further information about the eligibility is as follows:

  • Candidate must be at least 21 years old
  • The candidate must be interested or already engaged in the components of ICANN's work in building policies, the operations of the Domain Name System and the security and stability of the Internet
  • The candidate must finish mandatory ICANN learn courses
  • The candidate must not be associated with any other ICANN supported travel programs

ICANN Meeting Fellowship

ICANN Fellowship Rewards:

The candidates do not receive any cash reward in the scheme but, the selected fellows are assigned a mentor, exposed to the workings of the ICANN community, and are trained across various areas of knowledge and skill building before, during or after the ICANN Public Meeting. The candidates also receive travel assistance to attend the meeting.

ICANN Fellowship Application Process:

Candidates have to apply online for the fellowship. The detailed application and registration procedure is mentioned below:

  • Interested candidates can apply online by clicking here.
  • The candidates need to fill in the necessary details
  • Supporting documents are required to be uploaded
  • The application and the documents must be submitted within the application window
  • Active but incomplete applications will not be considered once the window is closed

ICANN Fellowship Selection Process:

The selection of the candidates for ICANN Fellowship is based on the scoring criteria given below:

Selection Criteria Fresh Applicants
Returning Applicants
Financial Hardship 10 10
The applicant has failed to receive funds through other means 2 2
Candidates belonging to under-reserved or underrepresented communities 8 8
Applicants represent aspects of the diversity profile 10 10
Diversity (Total) 30 30
The applicant is involved in a relevant sector 10 5
The applicant has skills and expertise that are on the target list of relevant SO/ ACs 10 10
The applicant has experience in internet issues that affect ICANN's strategies 10 5
Experience (Total) 30 20
The applicant must have good knowledge about ICANN's mission 5 5
The applicant has completed ICANN Learn courses or/ and other ICANN related development activities 5 5
The applicant has participated in ICANN global/ other related projects 5 5
New applicants have participated in ICANN's activities and policy development processes 5 -
The applicant is currently a member of ICANN/ SO/ AC/ AG - 10
The applicant has contributed with significant input to Public comments - 5
The applicant has given other contributions to ICANN - 10
Knowledge and Engagement (Total) 20 40
The applicant shows potential to be a part of the ICANN community 20 10
Potential for future engagement (Total) 20 10

Important Dates

The important dates are as follows:

For ICANN74 Policy Forum in The Hague, Netherlands

Particulars Application Period
Meeting dates June 13th to 16th, 2022
Application opening date November 15th, 2021
Application closing date December 15th, 2021
Announcement of selected fellows February 10th, 2022

For ICANN75 Annual General Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Particulars Application Period
Meeting dates September 17th to 22nd, 2022
Application opening date February 1st, 2022
Application closing date March 3rd, 2022
Announcement of selected fellows May 17th, 2022

For ICANN76 Community Forum in Cancun, Mexico

Particulars Application Period
Meeting dates March 11th to 16th, 2023
Application opening date July 19th, 2022
Application closing date August 19th, 2022
Announcement of selected fellows November 7th, 2022

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