ICANN Fellowship Program 2022 to attend the ICANN74 Policy Forum

Deadline: 15 December 2021
Open to: international applicants with at least 21 years of age
Benefits: travel expenses are covered, plus accommodation and a stipend


Applications are open for the ICANN Fellowship Program 2022. The goal of the ICANN Fellowship Program is to strengthen the diversity of the multistakeholder model by fostering opportunities for individuals from underserved and underrepresented communities to become active participants in the ICANN community.

Fellows are exposed to the workings of the ICANN community, are assigned a mentor, and receive training across different areas of knowledge and skill building before, during, and after an ICANN Public Meeting. Travel assistance to attend the meeting is also provided.


Fellowship recipients are expected to:

  • Engage in Fellowship Program Mentoring processes
  • Complete additional required ICANN Learn courses
  • Attend the ICANN Public Meeting and required activities, including but not limited to ICANN Fellowship sessions during the ICANN Meeting
  • Network and interact with program alumni and community members
  • Complete the post-meeting survey

Participants are encouraged to actively contribute to ICANN policy development processes and Fellowship alumni network upon completion of the Fellowship Program.


Participants of the Fellowship Program must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age;
  • Be interested in, or already engaged in, the various components of ICANN’s work in policy building, the operation of the Domain Name System and the security and stability of the global Internet;
  • Complete mandatory ICANN Learn course(s);
  • NOT be involved in or associated with other ICANN supported travel programs at time of selection;
  • Policy Forum applicants must have successfully completed an ICANN Fellowship;
  • Have previously received no more than two fellowships; second and third time fellows must prove their involvement and engagement in one of the ICANN communities.


Travel will be booked by ICANN org through its designated Travel Management Company. This method ensures the lowest trip cost and allows ICANN Travel Support to ensure the security and well-being of supported travelers.

ICANN org will book and pay for a standard room (king or queen) on the fellow’s behalf based on a single occupancy. Fellows are not allowed to self-book their hotel reservation. Any and all hotel surcharges (e.g., telephone calls, room service, laundry, movies) and other incidental expenses are the responsibility of the fellow. The hotel may request a credit card or cash deposit from the fellow to guarantee these expenses.

For ICANN meetings, a stipend not to exceed USD 500.00 will be provided to offset reasonable individual expenses (such as meals, transport to/from the airport and incidentals). The stipend will be wired to the fellows once they have proven that they have received their visa (if necessary) and their flight booking has been completed by ICANN org’s Travel Management Company. Therefore, if fellows want to guarantee receipt of their stipend prior to the meeting, they must meet both visa and flight requirements 30 days prior to the ICANN Meeting. Anything less than 30 days will mean that fellows may not receive their stipend before the meeting. Those fellows who satisfactorily complete all aspects of the program and submit the post-meeting survey, as further detailed in the Terms and Conditions document found on the ICANN Fellowship website page https://www.icann.org/fellowshipprogram, will receive a certificate of completion for the ICANN Fellowship Program.

The full list of terms and conditions is available here: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/fellowship-terms-conditions 

How to apply?

Only those who have successfully completed an ICANN Fellowship (Fellowship Alumni) are eligible to apply for a Policy Forum fellowship. Note that you need an ICANN Account in order to apply for the Fellowship Program.

For more information, please visit the official website.