APrIGF 2024 Fellowship Application Guideline

APrIGF 2024 Fellowship Application Guideline

This year, APrIGF is excited to continue with a hybrid conference in Taipei, Taiwan.

The aim of the APrIGF 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.

Fellows are selected to represent the diversity of different economies, genders and stakeholders including Academia, Civil society representatives, Government/IGO, Private sector, Technical and students.

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APrIGF Fellowship applications are open to both new and experienced participants. Selected Fellows may be offered a full or partial fellowship, depending on the evaluation of the 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 we expect to receive will be limited by the funding that is available for our Fellowship Program this year.

FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS: 12 April 2024 (Fri) 00:00 UTC – 5 May 2024 (Sun) 23:59 UTC

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM 2024 RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT: On or before 16th June 2024
ELIGIBILITY: Individuals residing in the Asia-Pacific region

Central AsiaEastern AsiaSouth-eastern AsiaSouth Asia
KazakhstanChinaBrunei DarussalamAfghanistan
KyrgyzstanHong KongCambodiaBangladesh
TajikistanJapanIndonesiaBhutan
TurkmenistanMacaoLao People’s Democratic RepublicIndia
UzbekistanMongoliaMalaysiaIran
 North KoreaMyanmarMaldives
 South KoreaPhilippinesNepal
 TaiwanSingaporePakistan
  ThailandSri Lanka
  Timor-Leste 
  Viet Nam 
Australia & New ZealandMelanesiaMicronesiaPolynesia
AustraliaFijiGuamAmerican Samoa
Christmas IslandNew CaledoniaKiribatiCook Islands
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsPapua New GuineaMarshall IslandsFrench Polynesia
New ZealandSolomon IslandsMicronesia (Federated States of)Niue
Norfolk IslandVanuatuNauruPitcairn
  Northern Mariana IslandsSamoa
  PalauTokelau
   Tonga
   Tuvalu
   Wallis and Futuna Islands

Requirements for Selected Fellows (Must Read)

VACCINATION

There are no health notices currently in effect for Taiwan. However, visitors are advised to ensure that all vaccinations for covid, etc, are up to date.
However, you will be asked to produce proof of vaccination before final sponsorship for flights and accommodation will be granted.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

All in-person Fellows are encouraged to purchase a suitable and adequate level of travel insurance at their own expense before arriving in Taiwan. While there are currently no health notices about covid or any other illnesses, a comprehensive level of cover is recommended.

PASSPORT & VISA

Please check if you have a valid passport until the end of the trip. Most countries expect at least 6 months remaining in passports before allowing entry, and whether a valid visa to enter Taiwan is required.
Fellows who are selected to travel to Taiwan and who require a visa must do so at their own expense. We will be happy to assist in case you need any supporting documents for the application.

Visa Entry Requirement : https://www.boca.gov.tw/cp-149-4486-7785a-2.html

The applicant may need to email an Invitation letter, guarantee letter, passport copy, and business card of the invitee with the list of the countries that the applicant visited.
***The local host will provide the recommendation letter to the fellows.

Evaluation Criteria Priorities

Nationality & City of Residence

  • Is the applicant from a developing or Least Developed Country? (as listed on the United Nations website)
  • Does the country which the applicant represents contribute to the diversity of countries?
  • How many participants from the country have attended past conferences or have been  fellows? (check 2023 events)

Engagement

  • Has the applicant engaged in any APrIGFs, global or local IG initiatives before? If so, please provide details of engagement. Engagement in the community increases the chance of an applicant receiving a Fellowship.
  • Does the applicant have a clear plan/ vision for community engagement or other contribution to APrIGF, after the conference?

Contribution to Diversity

  • Is the applicant’s plan likely to help with the equal participation of women and gender diverse communities at both regional and local levels?
  • Is the applicant’s plan likely to enhance the multistakeholderism concept?

Return Fellowship

  • No person may be granted the APrIGF Fellowship more than twice.
  • To encourage new faces, past fellows are less likely to be accepted than new applicants in general.

Engagement Requirements of Fellows

Pre-Conference

  • Attend online introductory course(s) on Internet Governance as designated.
  • Attend the pre-conference preparation webinar for Fellows.
  • Introduction to the Code of Conduct and Complaints Committee process
  • Join the 2024 Fellows mailing list discussions.
  • Coordinate with the assigned buddy group and attend group coordination calls.
  • Make use of your social media presence to promote the event, sessions and activities, by actively creating and sharing posts online.

During Conference

  • Participate in the capacity building sessions on Day 0.
  • Coordinate within the assigned buddy group and attend at least 40% of all sessions during the 3-day main conference.
  • Attend Fellows-mentors meet-up sessions and report to the mentor about the sessions they have attended.
  • Join in various activities with the assistance of mentors/Fellowship Committee. For example (but not limited to):
    • Participate in the Town Hall Sessions and encourage to be involved in the APrIGF Synthesis Document development process.
    • Coordinate and work among the buddy group to provide a summary report in a dedicated session on Day 3. (**Returning Fellows are required to serve as buddies and help coordinate the buddy group on the rapporteur work)
    • Attend the briefing session on Day 3.
    • Help promote APrIGF For example, live tweet the event to increase engagement and draw attention to APrIGF in real time; create posts/ blogs/ videos to share your learnings and opinions after attending sessions, etc.

Post Conference

  • Share your key takeaways or the issues highlighted from APrIGF in any popular format, e.g. blog post, video log, recording, etc.
    Share it online with your community and send a link to the Secretariat within 2 weeks after the conference.
  • Complete a fellowship feedback survey within the specified deadline.
  • Participate in the post-conference buddy group call to review the program experience.
  • Consent to be added to the Fellows alumni network mailing list and social media groups.
  • Join the MSG as an Observer Member for 1 year at least.
  • Engage in local community development initiatives.

Fellowship support:

  • A stipend will be granted, subject to final confirmation of the Fellowship budget. Transfer will be made to Fellows after the conference when they have fulfilled the engagement requirements.

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If you have any technical difficulties aquiring access to the Fellowship Platform, please email us via sec[at]aprigf.asia for requesting an offline Fellowship Application.

For other enquiries, please feel free to contact the Secretariat at sec[at]aprigf.asia.

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