APSIG/Amazon Fellowships

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 and applicants short-listed. Additional information may be sought from candidates for this process. 
 See the Call for Letters of Intent for further information.
2. Workshop and other proposals by applicants will be reviewed and comments provided for their improvement by the Committee members. 
3. After IGF announces the list of selected workshops, the Subcommittee will make their final choice of around 3 or more 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. After the IGF, selected candidates are required to submit a report to APSIG and Amazon.

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

APSIG/Amazon Fellowships for 2018 IGF - Application Schedule

              2018.4.1-30   Application for APSIG/Amazon Fellowships for 2018 IGF with Draft IGF Workshop Proposal or GigaNet Paper (with the final proposal in 2018Q2)
              2018.8.1 (or earlier) Announcement of Amazon/APSIG Fellows

APSIG/Amazon Fellowships for 2017 IGF

   2017 IGF - Program - Workshops and Meetings Organized by Amazon/APSIG Fellows and Committee Members

    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, (Roshan Pokharel from Nepal replaced Mubashir Sargana who could not participate IGF)

   2017 Fellowship 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

Other IGF Fellowship Programs
     ISOC Ambassor Programme (Every year; 26 in 2016)
    ISOC Youth IGF Programme (Every year; 100 per year)

    Past Fellowship Programs: APNIC Fellowship (8 in 2015),  IGF Fellowship at IGF Secretariat (2 in 2014)