ICANN73 Fellowship Application Round Now Open

15 July 2021

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is opening the application round for the ICANN Fellowship Program taking place at the ICANN73 Community Forum from 5-10 March 2022 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The application deadline is 15 August 2021, 23:59 UTC. If ICANN73 is held virtually, the Fellowship Program will also be held virtually.

Successful candidates will be announced on 1 November 2021 at ICANN's website here.

About the ICANN Fellowship Program

The ICANN Fellowship Program is open to all applicants interested or already engaged in the various aspects of ICANN's work, such as policymaking, 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 more diverse and a broader base of knowledgeable constituents who can engage in the ICANN multistakeholder process and become the new voices of experience in their regions and on the global stage.

Since its creation in 2007, the Fellowship Program has built a strong group of fellows who are actively participating in ICANN communities and in other Internet governance entities in the Internet ecosystem. Participation covers a range of activities including:

  • Sharing information and program updates by writing articles and blogs
  • Giving online or in-person Public Comments in ICANN's bottom-up policy development process
  • Participating in Internet conferences and panel discussions
  • Joining working groups
  • Mentoring newcomers
  • Assisting our regional leaders
  • Becoming leaders themselves

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.