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ICANN invites nominations for fellowship selection committee - ITREALMS


The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has opened call for its Fellowship Selection Committee for a total of seven openings, reports ITRealms.

The committee made-up of each Supporting Organization/Advisory Committee (SO/AC) shall nominate one representative to serve on the ICANN Fellowship Selection Committee, for a total of up to seven individuals.
Also, ICANN SOs/ACs , ITRealms gathered, are strongly encouraged to consider diversity criteria when selecting a Selection Committee member including, but not limited to, geographic and gender diversity.

“Each Selection Committee member will serve a two-year term, as detailed in Terms of Service,” official told ITRealms.

The selection committee member expectations, ITRealms reports, is expected to represent the global Internet community, with a strong history of experience with specific sector(s) of the Internet ecosystem including, but not limited to, technical Internet issues; government, academia, commercial or non-commercial issues; I* entities; underserved and/or under-represented communities and/or Internet related development, or other fellowship programs.

“Be an active member of the appointing SO/AC for at least two years (Definitions of active membership may vary, but generally include penholders for ICANN policy/procedural comments contributing significant time to the SO/AC).

“Have a good understanding of ICANN and work conducted by other SOs/ACs. Have attended ICANN meetings as an active contributor/panelist/chair to a policy session,” ICANN said, stressing that “It is desirable for Selection Committee representatives to have contributed meaningfully to cross-community working groups and/or be an active member or organisations.

Further, ITRealms reports that “Nominated Selection Committee members may be Fellowship Program alumni.”
The ICANN Fellowship Selection Committee, ITRealms reported, is responsible for assessing all applications for the ICANNFellowship received through the online application system. Selection Committee members will then determine which applicants have best met the posted Applicant Selection Criteria

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