On the 11th March 2019, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) launched an application round for candidates interested in participating in the ICANN66 Annual General Meeting through the Fellowship Program. ICANN66 will take place from 2nd to 7th November 2019 in Montreal, Canada. The deadline to apply is 11 April 2019, 23:59 UTC. Successful applicants will be announced on 2 July 2019.
The Fellowship Program is open to all applicants interested in, or already engaged in, the various aspects of ICANN’s work in policymaking, the operation of the Domain Name System, and the security and stability of the global Internet. The goal of the program is to help create a more diverse and a broader base of knowledgeable constituents who can engage in the ICANN multi-stakeholder process and become the new voices of experience in their regions and on the global stage.
Since its creation in 2007, the Fellowship Program has built a strong group of fellows who are actively participating in ICANN communities and in other Internet governance entities in the Internet ecosystem. Participation covers a range of activities:
- Writing articles and blogs
- Giving online or in-person public comments about bottom-up policymaking
- Participating in Internet conferences and panel discussions
- Joining working groups
- Mentoring newcomers
- Assisting our regional leaders
- Becoming leaders themselves