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ICANN81 Fellowship Application Round Now Open

19 March 2024

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is opening the application round for the ICANN Fellowship Program for the ICANN81 Annual General Meeting, which will take place in Istanbul, Türkiye, from 9-14 November 2024. The application deadline is 19 April 2024, 23:59 UTC. If ICANN81 is held virtually, the Fellowship Program will also be held virtually.

Successful candidates will be announced on 2 July 2024 on the ICANN website.

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 development, the operation of the Domain Name System, and the security and stability of the global Internet. The goal of the 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.