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Applications for ICANN80 Fellowship Round Extended to 29 December 2023

18 December 2023

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has extended the application round for the ICANN Fellowship Program for ICANN80 Policy Forum. This round is open only to those who have previously completed an ICANN Fellowship. The ICANN80 meeting is scheduled from 10–13 June 2024 in Kigali, Rwanda. The deadline to apply is 29 December 2023, 23:59 UTC.

Successful candidates will be announced on 12 February 2024 on ICANN's homepage.

About the ICANN Fellowship Program

The ICANN Fellowship Program seeks individuals who are interested or already engaged in the various aspects of ICANN's work, such as policy building, the operation of the Domain Name System, and the security and stability of the global Internet. The goal of the ICANN Fellowship Program is to strengthen the diversity of the multistakeholder model by creating opportunities for individuals from underserved and underrepresented communities to become active participants in the ICANN community.

For more information on the program and how to apply, please visit the Fellowship Program page.


ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a nonprofit public benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.