APRICOT 2013 Successful Applicants


WC: Fellowship for Workshop and Conference
W: Fellowship for Workshop only
C: Fellowship for Conference only
Partial Fellowship: For registration fees only

First name Last name Economy Fellowship Type
Amina Akhter BD WC
Arockiam Ponnusamy IN WC
Arpan Bhaukajee NP WC
Asad Ul Islam PK WC
Bikash Bhattarai NP C
David Martin ID Partial Fellowship for Workshop & Conference
Den David PG WC
Deny Wicaksono ID WC (Partial Fellowship for Workshop & Conference)
Hung Nguyen Trong Quang VN WC
Jackson Miake VU C
Kit Ming Cheng MY C (PartialFellowship for Conference)
Lkhagvasuren Batsuuri MN WC
Mani Kumar Ghalay BT WC
Meas Narith KH WC
Nathanael Cariaga PH WC
Neelu Shrestha NP
Raushan Ara Dilruba BD WC
Renga Teannaki KI C
Simon Sohel Baroi BD WC
Steven Noorderbroek VU WC
Zandarmaa Jargal MN W

Letter of thanks

I would like to formally present my gratitude for the fellowship to the biggest event in terms of IP across Asia Pacific this year 2013. I have met and networked with great people in this part of the world, and made connections to resourceful people for many years to come.

As you may be aware, our office (Office of the Government Chief Information Officer Vanuatu), is very new and this opportunity to attend APRICOT 2013, has given us a better understanding of what other governments around the Asia Pacific region are doing to take IP forward to reach their people and most of all support the operators and industry. It is also a great event to learn about available and future technologies that shape the way ICT & Telecoms will operate. I would like to thank NSRC, ISOC, APIA, APNIC and APRICOT for my fellowship which has opened doors to many partnerships. I also thank all the sponsors and SGNIC for hosting APRICOT 2013, and all the hard working people behind the scenes whom I have not mentioned for your dedication to making this event a success. APRICOT will be an event that our office will be taking part in, in the future. I strongly encourage people from Vanuatu and other Pacific Island countries to attend future APRICOTs for their development. Until then, I will see you in APRICOT 2014 in Bangkok!

Kind regards,

Jackson Miake | ICT Program Manager | Office of the Government Chief Information Officer – OGCIO
Prime Minister's Office | Government of the Republic of Vanuatu

I am just writing to show my gratitude of having selected as one of the fellow for the recently concluded APRICOT 2013. I wanted to go to you personally after the closing conference but I noticed that you're busy entertaining the new hosts for APRICOT 2014.  I had a great time learning during the workshop, conference and tutorial sessions. I hope I can be back someday to return the favor as a speaker / workshop instructor.

Please give my regards to the fellowship committee at APIA / ISOC aswell.  I hope you would continue with this program to further develop the competencies of other network engineers throughout the region.

Best Regards,

Nathanael C. Cariaga

Its been an honor to meet with you at APRICOT 2013. Really its a wonderful program.

I was one of the luckiest one who got the chance to get trained by Dr. Philip Smith. Also the some of the Conference and Peering Social was really great for me, my job and my career.

Thanks for your support.

Please do remember me, if I can help you or APRICOT/APNIC/APIA in the upcoming events in ASIA.

With regards,


Applications are now closed.

Key Dates

Call for applications
Monday, 15 October 2012

Deadline for submissions
17:00 (UTC+ 8) Monday, 5 November 2012

Offers sent to successful candidates
Friday, 16 November 2012

Deadline to accept offer
Friday, 23 November 2012


Since 2000, the APRICOT Fellowship Program has provided opportunities to personnel from developing countries to participate in APRICOT. The program provides basic financial assistance to selected applicants, who fulfill eligibility criteria and are then selected by the Fellowship Committee.

The Fellowship Award which is granted to successful applicants (Fellows) covers a proportion of conference registration, travel, and living expenses associated with attending APRICOT.

Who can apply?

The APRICOT Fellowship Program targets individuals from developing countries who are actively involved in Internet development, in a professional capacity, 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 Fellows with the following assistance to attend APRICOT 2013:

  • Complimentary Workshop, Tutorial, and Conference fees
  • Up to 80% of return air fare on a budget/economy airline up to a maximum of USD1,000
  • Hotel Accommodation on a Twin sharing basis
  • Ground transportation expenses (Changi Airport - Fellowship Hotel - Changi Airport)

Terms & Conditions

  • Fellows are required to travel on the cheapest available budget or economy class ticket. Applicants must provide a reliable quotation for air travel at the time of application, and up to 80% of that amount will be funded (to a maximum of USD 1000).
  • Fellows are expected to stay at the designated APRICOT Fellowship Hotel. Fellows may check in on 19 February & check out by 1 March 2013.
  • Fellows accept responsibility for all liabilities and costs associated with medical and travel insurance.
  • Fellows are required to attend and participate in all sessions of the event, and funding may be withheld in case of absence from any part of the event.
  • Fellowship Applications will open during the 4th Quarter of 2012. Please check back regularly for updates.

Entry Visas

Please note that a valid passport or an appropriate travel document is required to enter the host country. Participants from certain countries may also require a visa.

Participants are responsible for arranging their visas, and should consult the APRICOT website for information on entry/immigration requirements.

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 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 for. Share your experience and the knowledge you gain at APRICOT with your local technical community.
  • An important part of the program is for Fellows to share the knowledge they gained at 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 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 email 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 any problems arise. Please provide a valid email address, telephone number, and other contact information. Please fill in applications with sufficient detail.

Criteria for Selection

The APRICOT 2013 Fellowship Committee will select the fellows according to the following criteria:

  • Membership of the target audience listed above
  • Residency in a developing country
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize the experiences gained from APRICOT
  • Willingness to return to APRICOT as a presenter or trainer in the future

Note: Candidates who have been prior recipients of a fellowship within the last four years from APRICOT or a related conference such as APNIC 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.



Key Info


Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore


19 February - 1 March 2013


Now open

Program includes:

Technical workshops, Tutorials, and Conference streams.