[apops] Announcement - Apricot 2003 Fellowship Program

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      Announcement - Apricot 2003 Fellowship Program
      
      15 November 2002
      APRICOT2003 Fellowship Committee
      
      
      I. Overview
      
      The APRICOT conference, convened annually since 1996, has been a unique
      and successful educational forum for Internet builders in the
      Asia-Pacific region, to learn from their peers and from leaders in the
      Internet community. Senior practitioners from the Asia Pacific and
      around the world contribute their time to APRICOT as presenters,
      teachers and trainers, to produce a non-commercial conference of
      consistently high-quality.  
      
      Since 2000, APRICOT has incorporated a Fellowship Program to provide
      opportunities to developing country personnel to participate in APRICOT.
      This programme provides basic assistance to successful fellows to cover
      local living and registration expenses associated with attending the
      conference.
      
      TWNIC, the local organizer of APRICOT2003, and the APRICOT2003
      Fellowship Committee now cordially invite suitable applicants to apply
      for fellowship funding to participate in APRICOT2003 in Taipei.
      
      Ia. Target Audience
      
      The APRICOT Fellowship Programme targets personnal from developing
      countries who are actively involved in Internet development, in any of
      the following roles:
      
        - Engineers (Network Builders)
        - Decision Makers in government, educational, non-government and
          private sectors 
        - Educators and trainers
      
      Ib. Award Package
      
      Successful applicants will be provided with a reasonable (local host
      standard) allowance for food, accommodation, and out-of-pocket expenses.
      In addition all fees for participation by fellows in the Conference,
      Tutorials and Social Events will be waived.  The final grant size is
      determined according to final costs and available funding, and will be
      advised to successful applicants.
      
      It should be noted that travel expenses are not funded by the Fellowship
      Pogramme and are the responsibility of the successful fellow.
      
      
      II. Criteria for Selection
      
      The APRICOT2003 Fellowship Committee will select the fellows according
      to following criteria.
      
        A. Membership of the Target Audience listed above
        B. Residency in a developing country
        C. Demonstrated ability to utilise the experiences gained from APRICOT
        D. Willingness to return to APRICOT as a presenter or trainer in
           future
      
      Applicants from any part of the world will be considered, however it is
      expected that the majority of fellows selected will be from the
      Asia-Pacific region.
      
      
      III. Selection Committee 
      
      Selection of applicants for fellowship awards will be made by the
      APRICOT2003 Fellowship Committee, which includes the following members:
      
        - Byung-Kyu Kim, AP Outreach (Chair)
        - Paul Wilson, APNIC
        - Tommy Matsumoto, APNG
        - Shahid Akhtar, APDIP
        - Maria Ng Lee Hoon, IDRC
        - Philip Smith, APIA/APRICOT
        - Vincent Chen, TWNIC
        - Yuan J. Pai, TWNIC
      
      The committee can be reached by email to <fellow-com at apricot2003 dot net>
      
      
      IV. Fellowship Program Schedules
      
      The following deadlines will apply to the APRICOT2003 Fellowship
      Programme:
      
        Public Announcement:      15 Nov 2002
        1st Round Applications:    9 Dec 2002
        1st Round Selection:      16 Dec 2002
        2nd Round Applications:   10 Jan 2003
        2nd Round Selection:      17 Jan 2003
      
      
      V. Applications
      
      To apply, please submit your Application Form with full details to the
      APRICOT2003 Secretariat, by email to <fellowship at apricot2003 dot net>
      
      The application form is available from the "Fellowship" section of the
      APRICOT2003 website, at http://www.apricot2003.net