The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) and the Asia Pacific School of Internet Governance (APSIG) have launched the APrIGF-APSIG Fellowship 2022, a joint fellowship program which allows Fellows to attend both APrIGF and APSIG in Singapore. The aim of the APrIGF and APSIG Fellowships is to bring diversity into the Internet Governance community by fostering the participation of underrepresented communities in the Internet Governance discussions.
Through the program, fellows can develop a greater understanding of pressing and emerging Internet Governance issues in the Asia-Pacific region and globally, and network with peers from diverse Internet Governance fields. The fellowship will take place in Singapore from 8-15 September 2022.
Benefits from APrIGF-APSIG Joint Fellowship
Selected Fellows may be offered a full or partial fellowship, depending on the evaluation of the joint Fellowship Committee based on a points system with the set of criteria listed below. The number of selected fellows from the large number of applications they expect to receive will be limited by the funding that is available for the Joint Fellowship Program this year.
Eligibility for APrIGF-APSIG Joint Fellowship
- Open to individuals residing in the Asia-Pacific region according to the combined list of economies defined by APrIGF and APSIG.
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, global or local IG initiatives before? If so, please provide details of 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 contribution 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.
- Lastly, 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 with APrIGF or APSIG Fellowships more than twice. (The year of 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.
Application of APrIGF-APSIG Joint Fellowship
Review the engagement requirements for fellows (before, during and after the conference) before you apply.
Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.
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