Announcement - Apricot 2003 Fellowship Program

15 November 2002
APRICOT2003 Fellowship Committee

I. Overview

The APRICOT conference, convened annually since 1996, has been a unique
and successful educational forum for Internet builders in the
Asia-Pacific region, to learn from their peers and from leaders in the
Internet community. Senior practitioners from the Asia Pacific and
around the world contribute their time to APRICOT as presenters,
teachers and trainers, to produce a non-commercial conference of
consistently high-quality. 

Since 2000, APRICOT has incorporated a Fellowship Program to provide
opportunities to developing country personnel to participate in APRICOT.
This programme provides basic assistance to successful fellows to cover
local living and registration expenses associated with attending the

TWNIC, the local organizer of APRICOT2003, and the APRICOT2003
Fellowship Committee now cordially invite suitable applicants to apply
for fellowship funding to participate in APRICOT2003 in

Ia. Target Audience

The APRICOT Fellowship Programme targets personnal from developing
countries who are actively involved in Internet development, in any of
the following roles:

  - Engineers (Network Builders)
  - Decision Makers in government, educational, non-government and
private sectors
  - Educators and trainers

Ib. Award Package

Successful applicants will be provided with a reasonable (local host
standard) allowance for food, accommodation, and out-of-pocket expenses.
In addition all fees for participation by fellows in the Conference,
Tutorials and Social Events will be waived.  The final grant size is
determined according to final costs and available funding, and will be
advised to successful applicants.

It should be noted that travel expenses are not funded by the Fellowship
Pogramme and are the responsibility of the successful fellow.

II. Criteria for Selection

The APRICOT2003 Fellowship Committee will select the fellows according
to following criteria.

  A. Membership of the Target Audience listed above
  B. Residency in a developing country
  C. Demonstrated ability to utilise the experiences gained from APRICOT
  D. Willingness to return to APRICOT as a presenter or trainer in

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.

III. Selection Committee

Selection of applicants for fellowship awards will be made by the
APRICOT2003 Fellowship Committee, which includes the following members:

  - Byung-Kyu Kim, AP Outreach (Chair)
  - Paul Wilson, APNIC
  - Tommy Matsumoto, APNG
  - Shahid Akhtar, APDIP
  - Maria Ng Lee Hoon, IDRC
  - Philip Smith, APIA/APRICOT
  - Vincent Chen, TWNIC
  - Yuan J. Pai, TWNIC

The committee can be reached by email to <>

IV. Fellowship Program Schedules

The following deadlines will apply to the APRICOT2003 Fellowship

  Public Announcement:       15 Nov 2002
  1st Round Applications:    9 Dec 2002
  1st Round Selection:      16 Dec 2002
  2nd Round Applications:   10 Jan 2003
  2nd Round Selection:      17 Jan 2003

V. Applications

To apply, please submit your Application Form with full details to the
APRICOT2003 Secretariat, by email to <>

The application form is available from the "Fellowship" section of the
APRICOT2003 website, at



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