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ICANN80 Fellowship Application Round Now Open

16 November 2023

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) opened the application round for the ICANN Fellowship Program for the ICANN80 Policy Forum. This round is open only to those who have previously completed an ICANN Fellowship. The ICANN80 meeting is scheduled for 10–13 June 2024 in Kigali, Rwanda. If ICANN80 is held virtually, the Fellowship Program will also be held virtually. The deadline to apply is 16 December 2023 at 23:59 UTC.

Successful candidates will be announced on 12 February 2024 on https://icann.org.

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 policymaking, Domain Name System operations, 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.