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The following APRICOT 2009 Fellows were sponsored through the generous and unwavering support of the Internet Society  (ISOC):

Name Passport/Country
Aloiamoa Anesi Pago
Scanland Pua Misiepo Niue Island
Bernie Tauaanae Samoa
Chinmoy Das Bangladesh
Terry Rupeni Fiji
Christine L. Alejandro Philippines
Sudip Karki Nepal
Amrita Khakurel Nepal

 Congratulations and See You in Manila!

 

Overview

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.

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

APRICOT will provide you the following assistance to attend the APRICOT 2009:

1.Workshop, Tutorial and Conference Fees
2.80% of your return air fare up to a maximum of USD1,000
3.80% of your Hotel accomodation cost based on a single supplement stay
4.Airport Transfers

Terms & Conditions

1.Applicants must travel in the first instance via a low fare airline serving the region or where not available, book the cheapest available economy class ticket. The applicant must provide the estimated cost of air travel, which will then be approved by the fellowships committee before he can book it.
2.Hotel accommodation will be at the designated Fellowship Hotel. You may check in one day before the event starts and check out one day after the event ends.

Schedule:

Call for Fellowship Application 20 October 2008
Deadline for Fellowship Application 7 November 2008
Announcement of First Round of Successful Fellows 14 November 2008
Deadline to Accept offer 21 November 2008
Announcement of 2nd Round of Successful Fellows 28 November 2008
Deadline to Accept offer 8 December 2008

Entry Visas

Unless you are visa exempt as listed on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) website - www.dfa.gov.ph, you will need to obtain a Visa to enter the Philippines and. As Visa processing times can sometimes be long, please check with your nearest Philippines Embassy or Consulate as soon as possible to determine what you will need to apply for your Visa. We will provide you with an invitation letter to support your Visa application. Please note that you are responsible for any Visa application fees.

Expectations for Fellows

There are certain expectations we have for award recipients. These include that you:

* Attend the APRICOT Newcomers Orientation Session.

The APRICOT Newcomers Training will help orient you on the history, working methods, and culture of the APRICOT. Your attendance at this training is important, as it will help you through the event’s sessions. Of course, you are also expected to attend the APRICOT’s meeting sessions that you have signed up.

* Share your experience and the knowledge you gain at the APRICOT with your local technical community.

An important part of the program is for Fellows to share the knowledge they gained at the APRICOT with others in their home country or region. This can be done, for example, by making a presentation at a relevant professional, academic, or technical meeting, speaking at an association meeting or local NOG/ISOC chapter event, writing an article for a relevant local publication, and so on. We ask that you provide verification of your APRICOT information sharing activities within six months of attending the meeting. If you publish an article, please send a URL or a scanned copy. If you speak at an event, please get it videotaped and post the video to youtube.com or other online video sharing service, and send the URL.

* Complete a Fellowship evaluation report after the meeting.

We will ask you to complete a short report on your experience at the APRICOT as an APRICOT Fellow. We will provide you with a form to fill out and ask that you return it to us within two weeks of attending the meeting.

* Help APRICOT with the administrative components of your Fellowship.

We will e-mail you with the steps that need to be taken in order to get you to the meeting. These include filling out APRICOT registration information, helping to find appropriate flights to get you to the meeting, and other details. We ask that you respond promptly and let us know as soon as possible should problems arise. Please provide a valid email address, telephone number and other contact information. And please fill in applications in sufficient detail.

Criteria for Selection

The APRICOT 2009 Fellowship Committee will select the fellows according to following criteria.

  • Membership of the Target Audience listed above

  • Residency in a developing country

  • Demonstrated ability to utilise the experiences gained from APRICOT

  • Willingness to return to APRICOT as a presenter or trainer in future

  • Candidates who have been prior recipients of a fellowship within the last 4 years from APRICOT or related conference such as APAN, APNIC or SANOG will not ordinarily be considered for fellowship.

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.