APSIG/Amazon Fellowships


The APSIG/Amazon Fellowship Program is meant to identify candidates who deserve support for participating at annual meetings of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The program, supported by APSIG and Amazon, started in 2017, and will support candidates to participate annual IGF.

The 2018 APSIG/Amazon Fellowship Subcommittee constituted by APSIG is tasked with identifying 3 or more applicants, based on their Letter of Intent and other parameters, to be forwarded to Amazon, who will further short-list 3 candidates for full support. APSIG will fund additional candidates as APSIG Fellows with full or partial support. 

The Subcommittee will use the following procedure to identify candidates:

1. Candidates submit a Letter of Intent which will be scrutinized. Additional information such as a draft IGF workshop proposal may be sought from candidates for this process. 
    See the Call for Letters of Intent for further information.
2. IGF Workshop proposals or Giganet papers by applicants will be reviewed and comments provided for their improvement by the Committee. 
3. After IGF announces the list of selected workshops, the Subcommittee will make their final choice of candidates. Preference will be given to candidates with (accepted) workshop proposals from developing countries; delegates of national SIGs and panel speakers on accepted workshops from developing countries; and other applicants, in that order. 
4. Finance Committee decides on the number of fellows based on the the Subcommittee's choices.  Most of the fellows are granted the full fellowship (airfare and room with breakfast).
5. After the IGF, the selected fellows are required to submit a report to APSIG and Amazon.

Why APSIG/Amazon Fellowship Program?

We would like to see many Internet governance leaders and experts in Asia Pacific to participate IGF actively.  Unfortunately, financial supports to participate the IGF meetings are very limited. We decided to create Amazon/APSIG Fellowship Program for active participation to IGF.  APSIG focuses more on APSIG alumni. Amazon focuses more on Internet governance practitioners of developing countries, and supports three regions; Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America and Caribbean.   We also recommend all national SIGs and IGFs to sustain active participation to IGF to develop good SIG curriculum and IGF program as well as developing global human networks through active participation to IGF.

APSIG/Amazon Fellowship Program - Guideline

2018 APSIG Fellowships

   2018 Amazon/APSIG Fellowship Subcommittee Members:  KS Park (Chair), Satish Babu, Kilnam Chon, Pablo Hinojosa, Mohit Saraswat, Shita Laksmi

   2018 Fellowship Application Schedule

              2018.4.1-5.15    Initial Application (Letter of Intention) for Amazon/APSIG Fellowships for 2018 IGF particicpation
              2018.5.27          IGF workshop proposal to IGF (with the IGF selection taking place in 2018.7.11-13 during IGF MAG Meeting) (new date: 6.6)
              2018.5.1-31       Final  Fellowship Application with the IGF workshop proposal if you submit the IGF workshop proposal
              2018.8.7            2018 IGF Workshop List
              2018.8.1~8        Announcement of Amazon/APSIG Fellows
              2018.11.12~14  Paris IGF at UNESCO
              2018.11.30        Final report to be submitted.

              Number of APSIG/Amazon Fellowship Applicants for 2018 IGF: 16 Applicants (and two late Applicants)

    2018 APSIG Fellows: Babu Ram Aryan, Aicha Chebbi, Bhredipta Socarana
                                             Remark: There are no 2018 Amazon Fellows.

    2018 IGF Workshop Organizers from APSIG Alumni:
             Yeseul Kim,              #224;The Past, the Present and the Future for Multistakeholderism
             B. Babu Ram Aryal  #231; AI: Legal and ethical challenges for emerging economies
                Aicha Chebbi           #239 (#405); Protecting children online: threats and policies

    2018 IGF; Other participants
                     Kilnam Chon, Zolzaya Shagdar,  Satish Babu, KS Park, Dr.Govind, Priyatosh Jana, Pablo Hinohosa

2017 APSIG/Amazon Fellowships

   2017 APSIG/Amazon Fellowship Subcommittee Members: Satish Babu, KS Park, Kilnam Chon,....

   Workshops and Meetings Organized by APSIG/Amazon Fellows and Alumni

        2017-12-17 Sunday 10:30 - 12:00   All SIG Meeting, Salle 18  (Satish Babu, Chair)
        2017-12-17 Sunday 15:00 - 16:00   Zero Day from Nepal (Babu Ram Aryal, Chair)
        2017-12-17 Sunday 15:00 - 16:30   How Digital activists are shaping the evolution of the Internet: the voice of civil society in ICANN, Salle 2  (Satish Babu)
        2017-12-19 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:30  Collaborative Community Development Program Learn IG Promoting Youth on the Table (WS6), Room XI-A  (Shreedeep Rayamajhi)
        2017-12-19 Tuesday                         IoT and accessibility with disability (Gunela Astbrink)
        2017-12-20 Wednesday 10:10 -       International cooperation among CERTs (Pablo Hinojose)
        2017-12-21 Thursday 12:00 - 01:30 Redefining Rights for a Gender Inclusive Networked Future (WS102), Room XXIV-E  (Amrita Choudhury)
        2017 Amazon Fellows: Amrita Choudhury, Shreedeep Rayamajhi, Gunela Astbrink
        2017 APSIG Fellows:    Babu Ram Aryan, Said Zazai, (Mubashir Sargana could not participate 2017 IGF)

   2017 Fellowship Application Schedule

        2017.4        Call for Letter of Intent (until 2017.5.7)
        2017.8.1     Announcement of Five Fellows to 2017 IGF (3 Amazon Fellows, 2 APSIG Fellows)
        2017.9.30   APSIG Fellows to submit the report.
        2017.12.31 Amazon Fellows to submit the draft reports (with the final reports by 2018.1.15).
        2018.1.31   Complete all reimbursements

  2017 IGF; statistics, chair's summary, various lists,....

Other IGF Fellowship Programs
     ISOC Ambassor Programme (20-40 years old; around 25 per year; Apply in 2018.7.2-22 for 2018 IGF)
    ISOC Youth IGF Programme (18-25 years old;  around 50 per year; Apply in 2018.7.2-22 for 2018 IGF)