The goal of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN Fellowship Program is to strengthen the diversity of the multi-stakeholder model by fostering opportunities for people from marginalized and underrepresented communities to become active participants in the ICANN community.
Fellows are exposed to the workings of the ICANN community, matched with a mentor, and receive training in different areas of knowledge and skill development before, during, and after a I CAN Public meeting. Travel assistance is also provided to attend the meeting.
Eligibility criteria for the Internet Corporation Scholarship Program for Assigned Names and Numbers
Candidates from all regions and sectors are welcome to apply for the ICANN Fellowship Program.
Scholarship Program participants must:
- Be at least 21 years old
- Be interested in, or already involved in, the various components of ICANN’s work in policy making, the operation of the Domain Name System, and the security and stability of the global Internet.
- Complete required ICANN Learn courses; learn more here
- NOT be involved in or associated with other ICANN-supported travel programs at the time of selection
- Policy Forum applicants must have successfully completed an ICANN fellowship
- Have previously received no more than two scholarships; second and third time fellows must demonstrate their participation and commitment in one of the I CAN communities
Paul Muchene Fellow Award
One selected fellow, living or working in the African region with a technical background will be considered for Paul Muchene Fellow Award. The Paul Muchene Fellow Award is a tribute to Paul Muchene, an ICANN Fellowship Program participant and staff member of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers who passed away in August 2022.
Scholarship recipients are expected to:
- Participate in the mentoring processes of the scholarship program
- Complete additional required ICANN Learn courses
- Attend the ICANN Public Meeting and required activities, including but not limited to ICANN Fellows sessions during the ICANN meeting.
- Network and interact with program alumni and community members
- Complete the post-meeting survey
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