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ICANN Fellowship Program


The goal of the ICANN Fellowship Program is to strengthen the diversity of the multistakeholder model by fostering opportunities for individuals from underserved and underrepresented communities to become active participants in the ICANN community.

Fellows are exposed to the workings of the ICANN community, are assigned a mentor, and receive training across different areas of knowledge and skill-building before, during, and after an ICANN Public Meeting. Travel assistance to attend the meeting is also provided.


Candidates from all regions and sectors are welcome to apply to the ICANN Fellowship Program.

Participants of the Fellowship Program must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age

  • Be interested in, or already engaged in, the various components of ICANN's work in policy building, the operation of the Domain Name System and the security and stability of the global Internet

  • Complete mandatory ICANN Learn course(s)

  • NOT be involved in or associated with other ICANN supported travel programs at a time of selection

  • Policy Forum applicants must have successfully completed an ICANN Fellowship

  • Have previously received no more than two fellowships; second and third-time fellows must prove their involvement and engagement in one of the ICANN communities.


Fellowship recipients are expected to:

  • Engage in Fellowship Program Mentoring processes

  • Complete additional required ICANN Learn courses

  • Attend the ICANN Public Meeting and required activities, including but not limited to ICANN Fellowship sessions during the ICANN Meeting

  • Network and interact with program alumni and community members

  • Complete the post-meeting survey

  • Participants are encouraged to actively contribute to ICANN policy development processes and Fellowship alumni network upon completion of the Fellowship Program.


Application round for ICANN67 Community Forum in Cancún, Mexico is now closed. The next application round for ICANN68 Policy Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will be opened on 15th of November, 23:59 UTC time.


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