Postel Network Operator's Scholarship 2009

The North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) and the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN)
have been unique and successful in forming cooperatives for Internet builders in North America and other parts of the world. Senior practitioners from around the world contribute their time to NANOG and ARIN as presenters, teachers and trainers, to produce consistent non-commercial conferences of high-quality.
Since 2007, the generosity of an anonymous donor in partnership with the Internet Society (ISOC), financial support to a person from a developing country has been provided allowing participation in the annual Fall NANOG/ARIN meetings.

The Postel Network Operator’s Scholarship Committee cordially invites suitable applicants to apply for fellowship funding to participate in the October 2009 NANOG/ARIN meetings.

Target Audience

The Postel Network Operator’s Scholarship targets personnel from developing countries who are actively involved in Internet development, in any of the following roles:

  • Engineers (Network Builders)
  • Operational and Infrastructure Support Personnel
  • Educators and Trainers

Award Package

Successful applicants will be provided with transportation to and from the meetings and a reasonable (local host standard) allowance for food and accommodation. In addition, all fees for participation in the conferences, tutorials, and social events will be waived. The final grant size is determined according to final costs and available funding. Successful applicants will be advised at least 2 months prior to the fall meeting date.

Criteria for Selection

The Postel Network Operator’s Scholarship Committee will select the fellow according to the following criteria.

  • Membership in the Target Audience listed above
  • Residency in a developing country
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize the experiences gained from NANOG and ARIN, And apply such within their country or region
  • Evaluation of an abstract of a presentation to be given at the meeting.

Applicants from any part of the world will be considered.

Fellowship Selection Committee

The Fellowship Section Committee is a joint activity of the NANOG Steering Committee and the ARIN Board of Trustees.

Application for Fellowships

The deadline for application is 1 June 2009, and the awardees will be informed by 3 July 2009.

To apply for the fellowship please read and submit your application via email to

Please be sure to include the Abstract, and even possibly some slides, from the presentation you would give at the meetings.

General Information about Postel Scholarship