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Call for Applications for an APTLD Sponsored Fellowship to IETF103
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Application Deadline: 2 August 2018


The
Background

APTLD (Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association) is a
membership-based, non-for-profit organization that serves ccTLD (country-code
Top Level Domain) registries in Asia Pacific region.

APTLD operates as the forum of information exchange
regarding technological and operational issues of domain name registries in
Asia Pacific region. As an interface to other international Internet
coordinating bodies, APTLD fosters and elevates participation of AP ccTLDs in
these global fora, as well as acts in the best interest of APTLD members in
global Internet policy making process.

To bolster the Asia Pacific ccTLD community’s
technical capacity, APTLD in cooperation with the Internet Engineering Task
Force (IETF), the world’s premier open Internet standards-development body,
offers a Fellowship to IETF 103 to be held in Bangkok, 3 Nov 2018 – 9 Nov 2018.

Fellows to the IETF attend an IETF meeting where they
are paired with an experienced mentor and are expected to make a positive
contribution to IETF work.

The Fellowship to the IETF helps increase the
diversity of inputs to, and global awareness of the IETF’s vital work. At the
same time, the Fellows participate in the development of open Internet
standards and best practices and make valuable connections with global peers
with similar interests.

Fellows
to the IETF receive the following assistance:

Travel, accommodation, meeting registration fees, and
a ticket to the IETF social event;

Introduction to a mentor from their area of interest
to help them prepare for the meeting, network with other Experts, and
successfully navigate the week-long meeting;

A stipend for incidental expenses; and

A certificate of participation.

The
key benefits of the Fellowship to the IETF
are that it:

• Exposes and encourages participation in the IETF
process from emerging and developing economies.

Creates connections between new and established open
Internet standards developers.

Reinforces the importance of multi-disciplinary
leaders in fostering the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and
development of the Internet.

Empowers Internet professionals by broadening their experience
and enabling their participation in open Internet standards development.

Provides opportunities for Fellows to participate in
the global Internet ecosystem and to interact and engage with the broader
Internet engineering community.

Increases the visibility of Fellows and prepares them
to deliver more meaningful impacts at the local and regional level.


Selection
Criteria for the APTLD Fellowship to the IETF

Qualifying
for the Programme

Selection for the Fellowship is competitive.  In order to qualify for Fellowship,
applicants must:

Hold a university-level computer science, information
technology, or similar degree, or can demonstrate similar and relevant work
experience.

Be employed in an APTLD member.

Possess a strong understanding of how the IETF relates
to and impacts their work or area of study and demonstrate how specific areas
of current IETF work are relevant to their pursuits.

Present a strong motivation for attending an IETF
meeting, including demonstrating a strong sense of:

– what he/she intends to accomplish or get out of
attending an IETF meeting

how attending an IETF meeting would help him/her in
work or study, and

how he/she intends to apply their IETF experience when
they return to their country.

Present a plan for sharing the experience and
knowledge they gain at the IETF with others in their local area or region (see
Expectations for Fellows for further details).

Originate from and reside in an emerging or developing
economy, which traditionally have low rates of participation in the IETF.

Require assistance in order to attend an IETF meeting

Ability to demonstrate that he/she has sought but was
unable to obtain funding to attend an IETF meeting through other sources is a
plus.

The record of an active participation in the work of
an IETF Working Group through mailing lists is a plus.

Please note that the working language of the IETF is
English. Individuals applying for the Fellowship should be comfortable and able
to follow technical discussions in the English language.

Successful
applicants are expected to:

Prepare in advance of the IETF meeting by reading
relevant IETF documents and working- group discussions in their areas of
interest;

Attend the IETF newcomers tutorial, plenary sessions,
and working-group sessions throughout the week;

Share the experience and knowledge gained at the IETF
with their local communities when they return home;

Participate in the NGL programme participant network;
and

Assist with administrative aspects of the programme,
including completion of a follow-up survey.


How
to apply and the application process timelines

Please complete the papers required and submit them to
GM at:
l.todorov@aptld.org by 2 August 2018.

The
call closes at 23:59 Moscow time (UTC+3) on 2 August 2018.

GM, together with a designated APTLD board member,
reviews the applications and announces the shortlisted candidates by no later
than
7 August 8

The shortlisted candidates submit applications through
ISOC’s grant process on
10 August, 2018 (NB:
the date is subject to further confirmation) (
with the applications possibly
being subject to just a minor modification to match all the ISOC requirements).

ISOC notifies APTLD of the single winner on 18 August, 2018 (the date is subject to
further confirmation)

ISOC and GM APTLD
begin the process of supporting the winner’s attendance on
19 August, 2018 (the date is subject to further confirmation)