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The APRICOT conference, convened annually since 1996, has been a unique and successful educational forum for Internet builders in the Asia-Pacific region, to learn from their peers and from leaders in the Internet community. Senior practitioners from the Asia Pacific and around the world contribute their time to APRICOT as presenters, teachers and trainers, to produce a non-commercial conference of consistently high-quality.

Since 2000, APRICOT has incorporated a Fellowship Program to provide opportunities to developing country personnel to participate in APRICOT. This program provides basic assistance to successful fellows to cover local living and registration expenses associated with attending the conference.

PIKOM, the local organizer of APRICOT2004, and the APRICOT2004 Fellowship Committee now cordially invite suitable applicants to apply for fellowship funding to participate in APRICOT2004 in Kuala Lumpur.

Target Audience
The APRICOT Fellowship Program targets personnel from developing countries who are actively involved in Internet development, in any of the following roles:

- Engineers (Network Builders)
- Decision Makers in government, educational, non-government and private sectors
- Educators and trainers

Award Package
Successful applicants will be provided with a reasonable (local host standard) allowance for food and accommodation. In addition all fees for participation by fellows in the Conference, Tutorials and Social Events will be waived. The final grant size is determined according to final costs and available funding, and will be advised to successful applicants.

It should be noted that travel expenses are not funded by the Fellowship Program and are the responsibility of the successful fellow.

Criteria for Selection
The APRICOT2004 Fellowship Committee will select the fellows according to following criteria.

A. Membership of the Target Audience listed above
B. Residency in a developing country
C. Demonstrated ability to utilise the experiences gained from APRICOT
D. Willingness to return to APRICOT as a presenter or trainer in future

Applicants from any part of the world will be considered, however it is expected that the majority of fellows selected will be from the Asia-Pacific region.

Fellowship Selection Committee
The Fellowship Section Committee is Chaired by Suresh Ramasubramanian and Co-chaired by Tom Vest.

First Round Successful Fellowship Applicants

  1. Abhijit Madhukar Gadgil
  2. Ahmad Khalil Alkazimy
  3. Ahmedul Quadir
  4. Ananth Nagarajan
  5. Bill Fridini
  6. Brenda Tarimel
  7. Chakrapani Buchirajam Annam
  8. Chandra Shekhar Agrawal
  9. Deepak Rauniar
  10. Guoxing Yu
  11. Hermann Malpus
  12. Kokea Logo
  13. Mahesh Kumar
  14. Mohamad Dikshie Fauzie
  15. Mohammad Monirul Haque Bellal
  16. Mohammad Tausif
  17. Pandurang B Patil
  18. Pensri Arunwatanamongkol
  19. Phisit Siprasatthong
  20. Pinto Katia
  21. Pisey Ong
  22. Prabhath Suranji Jayawardhana
  23. Prabhath Don Dehigaspitiyage
  24. Rita Joyce Eteuati
  25. Riton Kumar Roy
  26. Robert Ngaei McFadzien
  27. Rupesh Bhakta Shrestha
  28. Safiyyuddeen Rasheed
  29. Shahrizal Sulaiman
  30. Sonam Sonam
  31. Syed Muhammad Ali
  32. Tilson T Kephas
  33. Wita Laksono

-Republic of Palau
-Papua New Guinea
-Sri Lanka
-Sri Lanka
-Cook Islands

The second round of fellowship application is closed. The list of sucessfull fellows will be announced earliest by 31 January 2004.

Second Round Successful Fellowship Applicants

Full fellowship

  1. Cheng Peng Fu
  2. Chinh Tran
  3. Dewi Amalia
  4. Fa'asala Augafa
  5. Mohammed Faruk Ahmed
  6. Rene Mendoza
  7. Sumiya Terbish
  8. Sahar Al-Talib
  9. Richard Misech
  10. Syed Imran
  11. Vikrant Kaulgud
  12. Ziaur Rahman
  13. Adha Fikris Mokhta
  14. Jichen Thinley
  15. Fahima Khanam
  16. Tom Vest

-American Samoa
-Republic of Palau

Partial Fellowship

  1. Azaman Suleiman
  2. Aarthi Nagarajan
  3. Kishor Panth


Application for the Malaysian Student is now closed. Results will be posted on this page by 13 February 2004.

PIKOM, the local organiser of APRICOT2004, is pleased to announce the APRICOT2004 Malaysian Students Fellowship Program. This is an extension of the traditional APRICOT Fellowship Program (http://www.apricot2004.net/fellowship.asp). As host to APRICOT2004, PIKOM is offering the Malaysian Students Fellowship Program to about 100 suitably qualified students of Institutions of Higher Learning operating in Malaysia. This is to expose local students, who will be the people running and using the Internet of tomorrow to the knowledge sharing, networking and Internet culture that APRICOT offers. Application for this program is open to all full-time students who are currently enroled in universities and colleges in Malaysia.

Criteria for Selection
The APRICOT2004 Malaysian Students Fellowship Committee will select the fellows according to following criteria:

A. Full-time student of a university or college (public or private) operating in Malaysia

B. Students will be selected based on their status and field of study in the following order of preference:
- post-graduate student in a relevant field of study
- final-year student in a relevant field of study
- post-graduate student
- final-year student
- other students

C. Preference will be given to Malaysian students

D. Willingness to return to APRICOT as a presenter or trainer in future


Malaysian Student Successful Fellowship Applicants

  1. Asmahizan binti Sahizah
  2. Azruddin Ahmad
  3. Chan Siew Yin
  4. Fatimah Zahra Wan Razali
  5. Lee Ling Chuan
  6. Letchumanan A/L Annamalai
  7. Lim Gek Pei
  8. Lionel Khoo @ Lionel Koh Chong Yong
  9. Lok Jing Ming
  10. Mrs. Sahar Abdul Aziz Mageed
  11. Muhammad Aaiman bin Mazlan
  12. Ngo Foong Kiew
  13. Nik Nur Murnihati bt Nik Mohd Nasir
  14. Norshakinah bt Md Nasir
  15. Ong Bi Lynn
  16. Shamini Pillay a/p Narayanasamy Pillay
  17. Suhazimah binti Dzazali
  18. Wong Kok Seng
  19. Zaiyatul Hijah Binti Abdul Majid



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