Regional Newcomers Fellowship Pilot
The Regional Newcomers Fellowship Pilot started at the ICANN59 Policy Forum in Johannesburg. The pilot aims to strengthen regional engagement by providing an opportunity for newcomers who can contribute to ICANN's policy work to participate at an ICANN Public Meeting in their own region.
Selectees are integrated with the rest of Fellowship Program participants for the duration of the ICANN meeting. The 15 slots count against the total number of annual Fellowship Program slots.
To be eligible for the Regional Newcomers Fellowship Pilot, an applicant must:
- Be a Newcomer (never attended an ICANN Public Meeting in the past).
- Be a national from a region where the ICANN Policy Forum takes place.
- Be currently involved or have the potential to contribute to ICANN's policy work.
- NOT be involved in or associated with other ICANN supported travel programs at the time of selection.
- If selected, be able to attend the ICANN Policy Forum and required activities. Participant is expected to be engaged prior to the meeting through coaching process, participate in ICANN Fellowship sessions during the ICANN meeting, network and interact with program alumni and community members.
- If selected, submit a post-meeting report.
- If selected, participant is encouraged to actively contribute to ICANN policy development processes and Fellowship alumni network upon completion of the Regional Newcomers Fellowship Pilot.
Application and selection processes are carried out by ICANN's Global Stakeholder Engagement team from the region in which the meeting takes place. The number of selected candidates is 15 for each Policy Forum round.
Applications for the ICANN62 Policy Forum in Panama are now closed. Results will be published with the ICANN Fellowship Program announcement.