Call for SOs/ACs to Nominate Fellowship Program Mentors

13 November 2019

LOS ANGELES – 13 November 2019 – ICANN's Supporting Organizations (SOs) and Advisory Committees (ACs) are invited to nominate one individual each (total of seven) to serve as a mentor in the ICANN Fellowship Program.

Mentors will serve a term that includes three consecutive ICANN Public Meetings, beginning with ICANN68. They will provide extensive pre-meeting preparation and on-site support for their assigned fellows, as well as complete a survey after each meeting.

Mentors are expected to follow Fellowship Program guidelines to help ensure consistency in capacity development opportunities for fellows. They also play an important role to help fellows actively participate in ICANN's work. Mentors will receive travel funding support.

It should be noted that mentors cannot serve on the Fellowship Program's Selection Committee at the same time they are serving as mentors.

For more information on the guidelines and expectations for mentors, please read about the program here.

The SOs/ACs should first select their respective Fellowship Program mentor by 31 January 2020, and notify fellowshipconsultation@icann.org. Individual self-nominations will not be considered.


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 not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.