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lCANN launches the application round for participants interested in the ICANN58 Public Meeting through the Fellowship Program. The meeting takes place from 11-16 March 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The deadline to apply is 21 October 2016. Successful candidates will be announced on 12 December 2016 on ICANN.org.
The Fellowship Program
The ICANN Fellowship program seeks out those who are interested in, or already engaged in, the various components of ICANN's work in Policy Building, the Operation of the Domain Name System and the Security and Stability of the Global Internet. The goal of the Program is to help create a broader base of knowledgeable constituents to engage in the ICANN Multistakeholder process and become the new voice of experience in their regions and on the global stage. Updated criteria and assessment guidelines for the Application process have been created as a result of a review of the Fellowship Program in 2016, and the public comment that followed that review. This information can be found on the ICANN Fellowship Webpage.
Since its creation in 2007, the Fellowship Program has built a strong group of individuals who are actively participating in all of the ICANN communities as well as various Internet Governance entities within the Internet Ecosystem. Their engagement ranges from writing articles and blogs, providing online or in-person public comment in regard to bottom up policy building, engaging in Internet conferences and panel discussions, lifting a pen in working groups, mentoring newcomers, assisting our regional leaders and becoming leaders themselves.