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[council] Application Round Opens for Seoul Meeting Fellowships

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Application Round Opens for Seoul Meeting Fellowships

Program ensures global representation at ICANN's International Public Meetings

22 May 2009

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. : The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names
and Numbers has launched the eighth round of fellowship program
applications for its 36th International Public Meeting to be held in
Seoul, Korea from 25-30 October 2009. For this meeting, the National
Internet Development Agency of Korea ( NIDA) is partnering with ICANN
to support the fellowship program and increase participation from the
Asia Pacific region.

"Just like the Internet, ICANN is global in scope in its operations,"
said Theresa Swinehart , ICANN's Vice President, Global and Strategic
Partnerships. "Our fellowship program has had a lot of success at our
last six meetings in making sure global voices are heard in the wide
variety of public forums that it holds."

For the Sydney Meeting, there are 33 fellows from 28 countries, chosen
from 97 applications received. 15 of the fellows are alumni from at
least one of the past six programmes; 12 fellows are first-time
attendees to any ICANN meeting and 6 have attended past meetings, but
are first time fellows. Priority is given to applicants who are
current residents of developing and least developed nations and
interested in participating in ICANN and its supporting organizations,
such as the Governmental Advisory Committee, the Country Code Names
Supporting Organization, and the Generic Names Supporting
Organization. The fellowship will assist in covering airfare, hotel
and a stipend. Recipients will be expected to actively participate in
and contribute to ICANN processes. As always, registration for ICANN's
meetings is free for anyone wanting to attend.

Applications for the meeting in Seoul will be accepted from now until
1200 PDT ( UTC -7) on 6 July 2009. More information, as well as a link
to the application for a fellowship, is available online at:

About ICANN:

ICANN is responsible for the global coordination of the Internet's
system of unique identifiers such as domain names (.org, .museum and
country codes like .uk) and the addresses used in a variety of
Internet protocols that help computers reach each other over the
Internet. Careful management of these resources is vital to the
Internet's operation, so ICANN's global stakeholders meet regularly to
develop policies that ensure the Internet's ongoing security,
stability, and interoperability. ICANN is an internationally
organized, public benefit non-profit company. For more information
please visit: www.icann.org.

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