About the IETF
The IETF (along with its related organizations) is a large, open, international community of network designers, operators, vendor experts, researchers, and other interested technologists. While much of the IETF’s work takes place through mailing lists, there are three physical IETF meetings each year. The in-person experience of IETF meetings can help promote a stronger understanding of the standardization process, encourage active involvement in IETF work, and facilitate personal networking with others who have similar technical interests.
The Fellowship Award
Internet Society 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.
Expectations for the Fellows
- 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 (including writing a report on the activities);
- participate in the NGL programme participant network; and
- assist with administrative aspects of the programme, including completion of a follow-up survey.
When are the Fellowships available?
Fellowships are available for each of the three IETF meetings held each year. See the IETF web site for the meeting schedule.
Who should apply?
Internet Society Fellowships to the IETF are for Internet Society members from emerging or developing economies who have the technical skills and experience to contribute to the work of the IETF.
Selection for the Fellowships is competitive. All applicants must be members of the Internet Society and must meet the selection criteria.
Please note, no age limits apply to Fellowships to the IETF.
How to apply
Applications are now open for:
March 10 – 15, 2013
Orlando, FL, USA
July 28 – August 2, 2013
Prior to applying for the ISOC Fellowship to the IETF, we recommend that you download the Self Assessment Worksheet to ensure that you are able get to the necessary documentation in which to be able to travel to an IETF meeting.
For first time applicants (those who have never been awarded an ISOC Fellowship to the IETF before), you can apply here.
For applicants that have previously been awarded an ISOC Fellowship to the IETF and wish to apply as a Returning Fellow, you can apply here.
Timeline for IETF 86/87 Application Review and Selection
- Sept. 4: Applications open for ISOC Fellowship to the IETF
- Oct. 1: Application period closes
- Oct. 2: Committee begins review and evaluation of applications
- Nov. 4: Final selections made
- Nov. 5 Notifications sent out to applicants
For more information follows the links above, or write to isocindiachennai (aT) gmail dot com