ICANN Fellowship Terms and Conditions
- Travel will be booked by ICANN via its travel service provider.
- Travel will be economy class by the most direct and economical routing.
- Fellows may not reroute travel.
- ICANN shall not be liable for any loss or expenses (including airfares) of the applicant or travel delays incurred by the applicant as a result of inaccurate information provided by the applicant, delays in submitting the appropriate forms to the relevant authorities or refusals of host country authorities to grant a visa to the applicant.
- For ICANN meetings a US $300.00 stipend will be provided to offset reasonable individual expenses (such as meals, ground transport, related expenses, etc.). Stipends will be provided to fellows by ICANN upon their arrival at the meeting.
- ICANN will only cover the cost of a hotel room directly using an ICANN meeting partner hotel. Any and all hotel surcharges (e.g. telephone calls, room service, laundry, movies ) are the responsibility of the fellow.
National laws and legislation
- During the travel covered under ICANN fellowships, it is the responsibility of the fellow to comply with all local laws and legislation of the country or countries to which he or she will travel (including but not limited to laws pertaining to immigration, taxation, customs, employment and foreign exchange control).
- It is the fellow's responsibility to comply with all regulations (including those dealing with visas) of any country visited. ICANN is not responsible for obtaining visas for fellows and is not responsible for any costs incurred by fellows by applying for and obtaining visas.
- ICANN will provide a written invitation to any fellow in support of his or her visa application.
- ICANN is will not entertain any claim for work permits or any other costs relating to compliance with the national legislation of any country in the world from a fellow or any third party.
- ICANN is a California non-profit public benefit corporation incorporated in the United States and must therefore comply with all of the laws and regulations of California and the United States.
Personal Safety and Health
- Basic travel insurance for the fellow will be provided by ICANN.
- Any additional coverage is at the expense of and the responsibility of the fellow.
- Claim processing (including any costs involved) is the responsibility of the fellow.
- ICANN is not responsible for the personal safety, baggage or health of the fellow.
- Each fellow is exclusively responsible for maintaining his or her personal safety and health during the period of the fellowship.
- ICANN strongly suggests that fellows consult and comply with the views of the diplomatic and consular authorities of the country of their nationality in respect of travel conditions and safety of travelers applicable in the countries to be visited under this fellowship. It is not ICANN's responsibility to nor will ICANN provide advice on travel conditions or safety of travelers to applicants or fellows.
- Should travel to the selected destinations not be advised by the relevant authorities, the fellow must immediately upon making a determination not to travel advise the ICANN liaison for their region. ICANN will then make a determination whether to terminate the fellowship.
- ICANN also strongly suggests that fellows seek guidance from qualified health personnel concerning potential health risks in the areas to be visited. In preparing for a trip to a developing country, fellows should receive all required and recommended immunizations and take malaria prophylaxis if traveling to an area where malaria is endemic.
- Each fellow is required to submit a report to ICANN using the template provided within one month following the end of the fellowship. The report shall outline the fellow's experiences in the fellowship program and outline his or her specific contributions to ICANN policy development processes.
- Fellows are also required to complete a feedback form to be submitted to ICANN on the quality of the fellowship program itself.