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The programme is designed to provide funding assistance to selected applicants to attend APRICOT 2020.

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.

Fellowship Award Package

Applicants selected for the APRICOT 2020 Fellowship programme will receive the following support:

  • 100% of the Registration Fees for either the Workshop week or Conference week.
  • 100% of the Accommodation Costs (up to 6 nights for the Workshop & up to 5 nights for the Conference) at the APRICOT Fellows Hotel
  • A contribution towards airfare and per diem up to a total of USD 400 for Australia/New Zealand based fellows and USD 700 for Asia & Pacific based fellows.

Key dates

7th October Fellowship Programme Launch at 02:00 (UTC +8)
28th October Fellowship Applications Closes at 23:59 (UTC +8)
1st November Application Reviews commence
23rd November Completion of Reviews
25th November Fellowship Committee Selection Conference Call
26th November Inviting Successful Applicants to accept award
13th December Acceptance Deadline
20th December Publication of Successful Applicants


Applications are open to residents of all Asia and Pacific region economies.

Applicants need to be actively involved in Internet development in any of the following capacities:

  • Network engineering and network design
  • Network operations and Network Operation Centre
  • Internet systems engineering and systems operations
  • Educators and trainers
  • Researchers and Academics

Selection criteria

Applicants for the APRICOT Fellowship need to:

  • Demonstrate financial hardship that would make participation in APRICOT otherwise impossible.
  • Demonstrate a track record in sharing what is learned with colleagues and peers.
  • Describe their local Internet community involvement in a technical or operational capacity.

Applicants who have been prior APRICOT Fellowship or APNIC Conference Fellowship recipients within the last five years will not normally be considered eligible for an APRICOT 2020 Fellowship.

Terms & Conditions

The contribution towards air travel and per diem will be paid into Fellows bank accounts on arrival for the week their Fellowship is awarded for: Workshop Fellows will receive their contribution during the week of Monday 10th February; Conference Fellows will receive their contribution during the week of Monday 17th February. Fellows will be requested to provide their bank details and SWIFT code to the APRICOT Secretariat.

The accommodation provided for Fellows is a single room and includes breakfast; this is pre-paid by APRICOT. All Fellows must have sufficient funds to cover any incidental costs incurred in the hotel or in Melbourne. APRICOT is not responsible for costs incurred by Fellows and is unable to provide any cash advance.

Successful Fellows will be requested to accept or decline their fellowship by email reply to the invitation from the APRICOT Fellowship Committee Chairs as per the schedule. The acceptance of the Fellowship must include a copy of their confirmed and paid for flight itinerary to Melbourne.

It is the prospective Fellow's responsibility to ensure they have provided a working email address, and that they monitor email during the period in question. The deadlines are not negotiable.

APRICOT Fellowship is a privilege and all Fellows are required to participate fully during either the workshops or conference, and all meetings and social events organised by APRICOT for the Fellows (both separately and with other delegates). Failure to do so may result in withdrawal of the Fellowship award.

All applicants must be fully aware and agree to accept all terms & conditions of the fellowship as stipulated in the application webpage. And successful APRICOT Fellows are requested to abide by the APRICOT APRICOT Code of Conduct