Application Assessment Process
The following attributes or qualifications will be considered by the ICANN Fellowship Selection Committee in assessing each application. The Selection Committee members will assess each application individually, determining a score of “0-did not meet criteria”; “1-met some part of criteria”; “2-met all parts of criteria” for each factor on the table below, based on how well each applicant matches the posted Applicant Selection Criteria. The first 3 factors listed weigh more than other factors in the final score. The applications will then be ranked with respect to sum value of all individual scores combined.
|Applicant expresses financial hardship|
|Applicant states that they are a member of an underserved or underrepresented community. Specifically applicants who have been hindered by social, economic and environmental factors such as poverty, race, ethnicity, age, gender, physical disabilities and/or living in a war torn environment|
|New Applicant receives positive feedback from ICANN Regional or Policy Staff, supporting need to fill a gap in diversity, gender, expertise that exists in region or ICANN Community group; Returning Fellow (Alumni) receives positive feedback from ICANN Regional or Policy Staff and/or Community Leader regarding their current engagement and activities in support of ICANN|
|A new Applicant makes a strong case (provides specifics) on what they wish to learn from this ICANN experience; a returning Fellow or someone who has attended an ICANN Meeting provides specific Meeting objectives, document why and how they will contribute to the work of ICANN’s Multistakeholder community and/or will use their Fellowship for significant regional engagement and/or sector engagement and/or global Internet governance work|
|First-time applicant documents global and/or regional training or engagement activities inside or outside of ICANN that could be applicable to ICANN work|
|Returning Fellow (Alumni) documents global and/or regional awareness of and /or engagement in activities that are a direct result of the Fellowship and ICANN experience|
|Applicant establishes they are currently a working member of an ICANN SO/AC/SG or Constituency|
|Applicant has tried to receive financial support through other means (other than ICANN Fellowship ) to attend the meeting but has been unsuccessful in receiving all or part of the funds|
|Applicant has previously applied and not been selected, but is showing more awareness of ICANN topics and/or has now attended an ICANN Meeting and seeking further engagement|
The independent Selection Committee, through the assessment process will continue to take into account comments from ICANN’s Global Regional Engagement teams as well as members of ICANN’s Policy staff who understand the needs and current work of each region and community group in ICANN’s Multistakeholder model. ICANN Fellowship staff will remain in their oversight role to ensure that diversity is maintained within each selected Fellowship round in terms of gender, region, ethnicity, expertise, and sector. This process reflects the Program’s continued commitment to building capacity within ICANN, in order to bring new and diverse voices as well as needed expertise and experience from all ICANN regions and represented sectors.