The programme is designed to provide funding assistance to selected applicants to attend APRICOT 2023 in Manila, Philippines.
Starting from APRICOT 2000, APRICOT has been providing financial support to selected individuals from the Asia Pacific region to attend APRICOT.
The purpose of the APRICOT Fellowship Programme is to give opportunities to Internet network engineers and operators from the less privileged parts of the Asia Pacific region to participate in the region's premier Internet Operations and Technology summit. The human networking is an extremely important component for growing the Internet across the region, with the APRICOT Fellows gaining valuable opportunities to meet Internet network professionals from all around the world. This is in addition to the technologies and skills learnt or enhanced during the APRICOT Workshops and the APRICOT Conference itself.
The award is open to anyone who meets the criteria described below. Selected fellows will have an opportunity to network with colleagues in the industry, learn first-hand about APRICOT and its related activities, then return home with new insights to aid them in their professional development.
APRICOT has an open call for applicants through the conference website and announcement email lists. The Fellowship Committee will conduct ongoing evaluations of the applicants and make their selections based on certain criteria including applicant experience and applicant's desire to continue to participate in APRICOT. Women are especially encouraged to apply.
The Fellowship Award which is granted to successful applicants (Fellows) covers the conference registration fee and accommodation, and provides a contribution towards the cost of the travel and living expenses associated with attending APRICOT.