APrIGF-APSIG Joint Fellowship Program is currently accepting applications from candidates for the year 2022.
The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) and the Asia Pacific School of Internet Governance (APSIG) have joined forces to introduce the APrIGF-APSIG Fellowship 2022, a combined fellowship program that will enable Fellows to attend both APrIGF and APSIG in Singapore.
The APrIGF and APSIG Fellowships are designed to increase diversity in the Internet Governance community by encouraging underrepresented populations to participate in debates.
Fellows will get a better grasp of critical and growing Internet Governance challenges in the Asia-Pacific region and worldwide, as well as network with peers from various Internet Governance sectors, via the program. The fellowship will be held in Singapore from September 8 to 15, 2022.
Selected Fellows may be given a full or partial fellowship, depending on the joint Fellowship Committee’s assessment, which is based on a points system with the criteria mentioned below. The amount of cash available for the Joint Fellowship Program this year will restrict the number of chosen fellows from the vast number of applications they anticipate receiving.
APrIGF-APSIG Joint Fellowship Eligibility
- Individuals living in the Asia-Pacific area, as defined by the APrIGF and APSIG combined list of economies, are eligible.
Evaluation Criteria Priorities
- Nationality & City of Residence
- Is the applicant from a developing or least developed country?
- Does the economy/country which the applicant represents contribute to the diversity of countries?
- Has there been relatively low participation/attendance/engagement in past conferences from the economy/country which the applicant represents?
- Has the applicant engaged in any APrIGFs, APSIGs, or global or local IG initiatives before? If so, please provide details of the engagement.
- Has the applicant participated in any international Internet Governance meetings as a resource person? Has the applicant been a speaker in any of the APrIGF sessions?
- Does the applicant have a clear plan or vision for community engagement or other contributions to APrIGF and APSIG, after the conference?
- Contribution to Diversity
- Diversity and inclusion are essential to the values and principles of APrIGF and APSIG.
- How can you commit to fostering and cultivating a culture of diversity and inclusion in your plan?
- How can you ensure equal representation from all the communities and support participation from marginalised groups or minority groups such as persons with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ groups, rural and remote communities etc?
- How can your plan ensure a multistakeholder process with good governance?
- Every past fellow is eligible to apply for the Joint Fellowships again, but no person may be granted APrIGF or APSIG Fellowships more than twice. (The year 2020 is excluded because there was no financial support provided to the selected fellows.)
- To encourage new faces, past fellows are less likely to be accepted than new applicants in general. However, there is an exception for 2020 fellows who did not receive any financial support, and they are welcome to apply again as new applicants this year.
How to Apply for APrIGF-APSIG Joint Fellowship
Click here to apply.
Deadline: May 25, 2022
Visit the official website for more information.
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