[AfrICANN-discuss] Applications now open for Internet Society

Stephanie Moorghen-Bernon stephanie at afrinic.net
Wed Mar 17 15:06:21 SAST 2010

Dear Colleagues,

The Internet Society has announced that it is seeking applications for 
 the next round of the ISOC Fellowship to the IETF  program, part of 
 its Next Generation Leaders (NGL) programme (www.isoc.org/leaders). 
 The Fellowship program offers engineers from developing countries 
 fellowships that fund the cost of attending an Internet Engineering 
 Task Force (IETF) meeting.

As you know, the IETF is the Internet's premier standards-making body, 
 responsible for the development of protocols used in IP-based 
 networks. IETF participants represent an international community of 
 network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers involved in 
the  technical operation of the Internet and the continuing evolution 
of  Internet architecture.

Fellowships will be awarded through a competitive application process. 
 The Internet Society is currently accepting fellowship applications 
 for the next two IETF meetings:

   * IETF 78, 25-30 July, Maastricht, Netherlands
   * IETF 79, 7-12 November, Beijing, China


Fellowship applications for both IETF meetings are due by 16 April 2010.

Two other components of the NGL are accepting applications:

ISOC IGF Ambassadors <http://www.isoc.org/pubpolpillar/igfambassadors/>

NGL eLearning programme  <http://www.isoc.org/leaders/elearning.php>

To learn more about the NGL, and each of the three components, please  
visit:  www.isoc.org/leaders  Please review each component separately, 
 including the different criteria, to help you decide which  
component(s) are appropriate for your professional background and  
future goals.

Please note that each component has a different application deadline.

I encourage you to pass information about this programme to  
individuals involved in your network that have a keen interest in the  
Internet standardisation activities of the IETF and/or in Internet  
governance issues.

The Internet [WINDOWS-1252?]Society’s Next Generation Leaders programme is

sponsored by Nominet Trust 
The Internet Society Fellowships to the IETF are also sponsored by  
Afilias, Google, Microsoft, and Intel..

If you have questions, please do not hesiate to contact Connie Kendig 
<kendig at isoc.org 

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