The APRICOT 2010 organizers and ISOC would like to congratulate the following successful Fellowship applicants.
Please see below for important dates in this process.
|Mohammad Fakrul Alam||Bangladesh|
|Ruurd Overhoff||Federated States of Micronesia|
|Nay Yan Oo||Myanmar|
Bimendra Chamara Disanayake
|Thevaraj Surendran||Sri Lanka|
|Call for Fellowship Application||11 September 2009|
|Deadline for Fellowship Application (Extended)||5 October 2009|
|First Round of offers||14 October 2009|
|Deadline to accept 1st-round offer||28 October 2009|
|Second Round of offers||11 November 2009|
|Deadline to accept 2nd-round offer||25 November 2009|
Since 2000, the APRICOT Fellowship Program has provided opportunities to developing country personnel to participate in APRICOT. The program provides basic financial assistance to selected applicants, who fulfill eligibility criteria and are then selected by the Fellowship Committee. The Fellowship Award which is granted to successful applicants (Fellows) covers a proportion of conference registration, travel, and living expenses associated with attending APRICOT.
Who can apply?
The APRICOT Fellowship Program targets individuals from developing countries who are actively involved in Internet development, in a professional capacity, in any of the following roles:
- Engineers (network builders)
- Decision makers in government, educational, non-government and private sectors
- Educators and trainers
APRICOT will provide Fellows with the following assistance to attend the APRICOT 2010:
- Workshop, Tutorial, and Conference Fees
- Up to 80 per cent of return air fare, to a maximum of USD 1,000
- Up to 80 per cent of Hotel accommodation costs
- Ground transportation expenses
Terms & Conditions
- Fellows are required to travel on the cheapest available economy class ticket. Applicants must provide a reliable quotation for air travel at the time of application, and up to 80% of that amount will be funded (to a maximum of USD 1000).
- Fellows are expected to stay at the designated APRICOT Fellowship Hotel. Fellows may check in one day before the event starts and check out one day after the event ends.
- Fellows accept responsibility for all liabilities, and for costs associated with medical and travel insurance.
- Fellows are required to attend and participate in all sessions of the event, and funding may be withheld in case of absence from any part of the event.
Please note that a valid passport or an appropriate travel document is required to enter the host country. Participants from certain countries may also require a visa.
Participants are responsible for arranging their visas, and should consult the APRICOT website for information on entry/immigration requirements.
Expectations for Fellows
There are certain expectations we have for award recipients. These include that you:
- Attend the APRICOT Newcomers Orientation Session.
The APRICOT Newcomers Training will help orient you on the history, working methods, and culture of APRICOT. Your attendance at this training is important, as it will help you through the event's sessions. Of course, you are also expected to attend the APRICOT's meeting sessions that you have signed up for.
- Share your experience and the knowledge you gain at APRICOT with your local technical community.
An important part of the program is for Fellows to share the knowledge they gained at APRICOT with others in their home country or region. This can be done, for example, by making a presentation at a relevant professional, academic, or technical meeting, speaking at an association meeting or local NOG/ISOC chapter event, writing an article for a relevant local publication, and so on. We ask that you provide verification of your APRICOT information sharing activities within six months of attending the meeting. If you publish an article, please send a URL or a scanned copy. If you speak at an event, please get it videotaped and post the video to youtube.com or other online video sharing service, and send the URL.
- Complete a Fellowship evaluation report after the meeting.
We will ask you to complete a short report on your experience at APRICOT as an APRICOT Fellow. We will provide you with a form to fill out and ask that you return it to us within two weeks of attending the meeting.
- Help APRICOT with the administrative components of your Fellowship.
We will email you with the steps that need to be taken in order to get you to the meeting. These include filling out APRICOT registration information, helping to find appropriate flights to get you to the meeting, and other details. We ask that you respond promptly and let us know as soon as possible should any problems arise. Please provide a valid email address, telephone number, and other contact information. Please fill in applications with sufficient detail.
Criteria for Selection
The APRICOT 2010 Fellowship Committee will select the fellows according to the following criteria:
- Membership of the target audience listed above
- Residency in a developing country
- Demonstrated ability to utilize the experiences gained from APRICOT
- Willingness to return to APRICOT as a presenter or trainer in the future
Note: Candidates who have been prior recipients of a fellowship within the last four years from APRICOT or a related conference such as APAN, APNIC or SANOG will not ordinarily be considered for fellowship.
Applicants from any part of the world will be considered, however it is expected that the majority of fellows selected will be from the Asia Pacific region.