[pacnog] Postel Network Operator's Scholarship

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  • From: Rob Lowe <securitar at gmail dot com>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 08:43:11 +1000
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      I noticed the following announcement on another list and thought it
      might be of interest to the PacNOG community.
      -------- Original Message --------
      On behalf of the North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG) and the
      American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), we would like to take
      this opportunity to draw your attention to the 2012 Postel Network
      Operator's Scholarship.
      The Postel Network Operator's Scholarship targets personnel from
      developing countries who are actively involved in Internet development,
      in any of the following roles:
      * Engineers (Network Builders)
      * Operational and Infrastructure Support Personnel
      * Educators and Trainers
      This is not a postgraduate fellowship or academic scholarship.
      Individuals may nominate themselves for the Scholarship via email or
      online form. The Scholarship will be awarded annually to a recipient
      selected by a committee comprising representatives from the NANOG Board
      of Directors and the ARIN Board of Trustees. The selection committee
      will "whimsically" select the annual recipient exclusively in response
      to the question: "What Would Jon Do?" if he were asked to select a
      The successful applicant will be provided with transportation to and
      from the NANOG and ARIN joint meeting October 21-26, 2012, in Dallas,
      Texas, USA, and a reasonable (local host standard) allowance for food
      and accommodation. In addition, all fees for participation in both
      meetings' events will be waived. The final grant size is determined
      according to final costs and available funding. The chosen recipient
      will be advised at least 2 months prior to the fall meeting date.
      Applications from qualified individuals are now being accepted. The
      deadline for application is June 1, 2012, and the awardees will be
      informed by July 16, 2012.
      Please read full information about the scholarship at:
      Please pass along this information and encourage those interested to
      apply by completing the web-based application form that is linked from
      the information page. Optionally, submissions are accepted via email
      PLAIN ASCII in the BODY of the message, not as an attachment nor as a
      Word document, PDF, or any other form, to PostelNOS@nanog.org.
      Please be sure to include the following:
      * Full name and contact info
      * Your brief biography, including current and recent jobs held
      * A description of why you need and deserve this Scholarship to attend
      the NANOG and ARIN meetings
      * A description of how you plan to leverage your attendance at the
      meetings in your work
      * A brief abstract of a presentation you would give at the NANOG and/or
      ARIN meetings, if selected as a Scholarship winner
      Kind regards,
      Steve Gibbard and Paul Vixie,
      on behalf of the Postel Scholarship Selection Committee