IGF, Internet, News

The Internet Society Fellowship to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Programme

Applications for the Fellowship to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) programme are now being accepted.


Call for applications open 11-July-2016
Call for applications close 31-July-2016
Successful applicants notified 19-August-16

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is the world’s premier open Internet standards-development body. The Internet Society Fellowship to the IETF is available to technology professionals, advanced IT students, and other qualified individuals from developing and emerging economies.

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 to 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.

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.

To apply https://www.internetsociety.org/what-we-do/education-and-leadership-programmes/ietf-and-ois-programmes/internet-society-fellowship

IGF, Internet, Internet Governance

Internet Society opens applications for IGF Ambassador program for IGF Mexico

IGF Ambassadorships are for young Internet Society members who have a strong interest in the issues and themes of the IGF. Ambassadorship awards are available for first-time and returning ambassadors.

Selection for the Ambassadorships is competitive. All applicants must be:

between the ages of 20 and 40
a member of the Internet Society
able to present a strong motivation for attending the IGF meeting
able to demonstrate interest and expertise in issues on the IGF agenda
able to demonstrate experience in leading Internet governance discussions at the international level and in multi-cultural environments
capable of appropriately represent the Internet Society and its views and policies as an Ambassador during the IGF
capable of continuing to work with the Internet Society locally after the IGF.


IGF, Internet Governance, News, Open Source, technology

IETF 96 remote participation from a Chennai Hub being considered

The IETF 96 is scheduled to be held in Berlin, Germany, July 17-22, 2016. Those interested in remote participation may register at the IETF Meeting Registration System choosing Registration Type: Remote Participant,

If there is sufficient interest in participation from a common Hub at Chennai, Internet Society India Chennai Chapter will set up a hub. Please register your interest by filling up the form, seats are very limited.


DNS, ICANN, IGF, Internet, News

NextGen@ICANN57, Hyderabad, India. Fellowship applications open

Do you want your voice to be heard in YOUR region and by the global Internet community?

ICANN is looking for the ‘next generation’ of individuals who are interested in becoming more actively engaged in their own regional communities as well as taking part in the future growth of global Internet policy.  Important work is happening every day at ICANN; if you are ready to start your journey, read the information below to see if you are eligible for THIS ICANN Meeting.

ICANN Nextgen
ICANN Nextgen

Prospective members of the NextGen@ICANN initiative must be:

  • Living or studying in the region of the respective ICANN meeting and between the ages of 18 and 30.  Since applicants must be from the region in which the meeting is being held in, it’s important to understand what ‘regions’ mean. ICANN has established five geographic regions: Africa, Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia. ICANN‘s meetings rotate through these geographic locations using the new ICANNMeeting Strategy. For those over the age of 30, be sure to apply for the ICANN Fellowship program if you meet the Fellowship criteria (Learn More).
  • Able to spend the time allotted for the ICANN meeting, actively participating and in attendance at all required events, as noted by the organizers of NextGen.
  • Interested in Internet Governance, the future of the Internet, and other topics covered at the ICANNmeeting.
  • Willing to present a 5-10 minute project at the meeting. This could be a presentation of research you are working on or have completed, an activity you are doing related to ICANN‘s work, a website you are affiliated with that is related to ICANN‘s work, a thesis project you are working on, etc. All NextGen presentations may be attended by members of the ICANN Multistakeholder community who are in attendance at the ICANN Meeting, as well as NextGen Ambassadors and other NextGen participants.

By applying, applicants are stating they are willing and able to spend the period of the ICANN meeting with the NextGen@ICANN group and will attend all required events. Each individual is provided a grant of support that covers the cost of economy class airfare, hotel and a stipend. NextGen participants are required to secure their own visas for travel at their own expense, as well as obtain any travel or health insurance, if desired, at their own expense. If you wish to apply for NextGen@ICANN, you must provide your personal information, however it is voluntary to choose to apply.

Upcoming Launch Dates: 

ICANN57 (Meeting C) in Hyderabad, India to be held 3 – 9 November 2016

  • Application Round open: 13 June 2016 at 23:59 UTC
  • Application Round close: 22 July 2016 at 23:59 UTC

More information here.