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Application Deadline: 7 June 2019.

The Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy (APIGA) is a 5-day capacity development workshop focused on topics related to Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Internet governance. It is targeted at, but not limited to, undergraduate and graduate students from universities and tertiary educational institutions in South Korea and Asia Pacific. Anyone from the Asia Pacific region, interested in Internet governance issues and related international activities, and between the ages of 18 and 35, are welcome to participate.

Aim

The Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy (APIGA) aims to develop youth leaders’ understanding of the Internet and its ecosystem. APIGA also aims to equip its participants with the knowledge and skills to participate in Internet policymaking through developing a foundation of the following:

  • The concept of Internet Governance, and the multistakeholder model of policymaking;
  • Current global Internet Governance issues, and applying these issues at the local and regional levels;
  • The confidence to speak up in regional and international fora.

Last but not least, APIGA also aims to spark and develop participants’ interest in global Internet trends.

With its cooperative mechanism involving ICANN and other regional partners, APIGA may also serve as a capacity-building model for replication in other economies and localities.

Expected Outcomes

Participants will build confidence in and appreciation for multistakeholder processes, such as that found in ICANN and IGF platforms. Participants will be exposed to a range of Internet governance topics and will be able to stay connected to the APAC Internet community through the academy’s partnerships with regional initiatives.

Participants are required to complete customized online modules from ISOC and ICANN as prerequisite training for the academy, and will receive certificates upon completion. Upon successful completion of the 5-day academy, participants will also receive a certificate of completion given by KISA and ICANN.

Upon graduation, participants will be part of the APIGA alumni network, where regional organizations will continue to share information and participation opportunities on regional and global Internet governance-related events including IGF and ICANN meetings.

Eligibility

This program is designed for motivated undergraduate and graduate students from universities and those engaged in IG relevant entities in the Asia Pacific Region. As the sessions and discussions are conducted in English, a good grasp of the English language is preferred. The program will include group work and projects, and participants are expected to be engaged full-time during the day, as well as outside of academy lecture hours.

Full Fellowship will be given to suitable candidates from Asia Pacific.

Target number of participants: Approx. 40 participants (This is inclusive of approximately 20 Fellowship beneficiaries from the Asia Pacific. Exact number depends on the sponsorship amount available.)

Application Process

Selection of suitable candidates will be conducted by a selection committee comprised of representatives from the local host and other relevant organizations.

Kindly note the following:

  • Applicants MUST register an account in the system to access the fellowship application, submit and check the status.
  • If you have previously applied for a regional fellowship (such as the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum) and already registered an account previously, there is no need to register again or register a different account. 

Key Program Elements

The academy program is a robust program that includes interactive components, such as online learning, mock meeting, and group projects. The academy program includes the following topics:

  • History of Internet Governance
  • Introduction to Internet’s Global Eco-system
  • Fundamentals of Internet Infrastructure and Internet Security
  • Introduction ICANN and Domain Name System
  • Introduction to the Multistakeholder Model and ICANN’s Policymaking Process

Pre-requisite Online Learning

To ensure effective learning and facilitate more robust discussions at the workshops, three customized online learning courses have been developed for the Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy. These courses touch on Internet governance and ICANN topics respectively:

  • ISOC Course on Internet Governance (moderated and self-paced)
  • ICANN Learn Course: Asia Pacific Internet Governance Program (self-paced)
  • APNIC Academy (self-paced)

The three courses will span over 3-4 weeks. Upon the successful completion of the ISOC Course, participants will be presented with a certificate. Participants are required to complete the two online learning modules before the commencement of the academy.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy (APIGA) 2019

Application Deadline: June 1st 2018

Uncovering Asia (IJAsia) is the premier gathering of investigative and data journalists in Asia, held once every two years. This year we’re holding this unique event in Seoul, Korea, from October 5 to 7, co-hosted by the Global Investigative Journalism Network, the Korean Center for Investigative Journalism (Newstapa), and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

The conference will feature over 60 exciting panels, workshops, and networking sessions, ranging from cross-border collaboration and corruption to advanced data analysis. Here’s a chance to learn from Pulitzer Prize winners, data journalism pioneers, and the best in the business. GIJN conferences are training events, focused on hands-on, practical tips and tools for working journalists. You’ll go back to your newsroom armed with the latest tools and techniques, whether you’re crunching data or tracking dirty money.

With the support of our sponsors, GIJN is offering fellowships to both established and young promising journalists in developing and transitioning countries in Asia to participate in this prestigious event. Competition is keen, so you need to convince us that you’ll make great use of the training IJAsia18 offers. GIJN will notify the winners via email in July.

Eligibility

+ Open to full-time print, online, television, video, radio and multimedia journalists in developing or transitioning countries in Asia. (Western journalists based in Asia are not eligible.)
+ Experience in investigative or data journalism a plus.

Fellowship Requirement

Following the conference, fellows are required to either produce a story or give a presentation in your home country, based on what you learned at the conference. Examples here.

IJAsia18 Fellowship Includes

+ Round-trip airfare between your home and Seoul, South Korea
+ Hotel room for three nights at the Seoul Millennium Hilton
+ Transport between an airport in Seoul and the conference hotel
+ Breakfast and lunch on conference days
+ Closing ceremony banquet dinner
+ Conference fee

NOTE: The fellowship does not include a per diem, visa fees, or transport to and from your home country airport. It’s not much, but we require our fellows to cover these limited costs — this isn’t a junket, it’s a chance to advance your career and make a difference with your reporting.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2018. Winners will be notified via email by July 1, 2018.

 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2018 Asian Investigative Journalism Conference

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017.

Nurturing and maintaining strong relations with the academic community is a top priority at Google. The Google PhD Student Fellowship Program was created to recognize outstanding graduate students doing exceptional work in computer science, related disciplines, or promising research areas. The program will award up to 6 fellowships in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Mainland China in 2017 from among the following:

  • Google Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience
  • Google Fellowship in Machine Learning
  • Google Fellowship in Machine Perception, Speech Technology and Computer Vision
  • Google Fellowship in Mobile Computing
  • Google Fellowship in Natural Language Processing (including Information Retrieval and Extraction)
  • Google Fellowship in Robotics
  • Google Fellowship in Systems and Networking

Applications are not accepted directly from students. Please contact your department to find out if your university is one of the eligible universities, or to receive additional information.

Fellowship Details

Google will award one-year fellowship consisting of:

  • US$10K: to cover stipend and other research related activities, travel expense including overseas travel. (Please be noted that monetary awards differ by regions)
  • Google Research Mentor
  • Opportunity to join Google global annual PhD Fellowship Summit and covering the travel cost
  • Opportunity to apply for a paid summer internship (but not guaranteed and not required)

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be considered for the 2017 Google PhD Fellowship Program, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Full-time graduate students pursuing a PhD in the research areas represented by the fellowships
  • Must attend one of the eligible schools and universities. Student must remain enrolled in the PhD program or forfeit the fellowship award
  • Must be nominated by their department/university
  • Must have completed their graduate coursework in the PhD program and be embarking on or continuing their graduate research in the fall of 2017
  • Students who have already received fellowship from other companies are not eligible (but not conflict with those from local government).
  • Google employees and family members of Google employees are not eligible

Application Process and Requirements

For each student nomination, the university will be asked to submit:

  • Name of fellowship for which student is being considered
  • Student CV
  • Transcript of current and previous academic records
  • Research/dissertation proposal (recommended length 4-5 pages, no longer than 8)
  • 2-3 letters of recommendation from those familiar with the nominee’s work (at least one coming from the thesis advisor)
  • All application materials should be in English

Each eligible university is invited to submit a maximum of 2 student nominations for fellowship consideration. Please feel free to extend your search to students who may be in other department other than Computer Science but also pursuing their research in the computational sciences. Note that given that the fellowship areas overlap, we may choose a different fellowship for your nomination. Nominations and applications materials are due May 31, 2017. Committees of distinguished engineers and researchers from within Google will be reviewing all applications.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Google PhD Fellowship Program in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Mainland China