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13-21 January 2014, Thimphu, Bhutan

The SANOG XXIII Fellowship program has been made possbile with a grant from the Internet Society (ISOC), and active support from the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC). The Fellowship encourages folks from the South Asian Region to participate in the workshop, tutorials and conference.

Fellowship Result (1st Round)

1.    Md. Shahidullah Kaisar (BD)
2.    Nasrin Akter (BD)
3.    Shanta Deb Moni (BD)
4.    Dil Bahadur  Ghishing    (BT)
5.    Tandin  Wangchuk     (BT)
6.    Surya Maya Tamang    (NP)
7.    Jenisha Shrestha    (NP)
8.    Pratik  Manandhar    (NP)
9.    Ehsan  Elahi    (PK)
10.    Muhammad  Saleem Khan    (PK)
11.    Senevirathna  Herath     (SL)
12.    Ruwan  Wigamage    (SL)


Target Audience
The SANOG Fellowship Program targets personnel from South Asian countries who are actively involved in Internet development, in any of the following roles:

- Engineers (Network Builders)
- Technolgoy Decision Makers
- Educators and trainers

Award Package
The successful applicant will be be provided with a reasonable (local host standard) accommodation, and partial costs towards transportation to Thimphu, through the direct route possible, and not exceeding USD 500 or equivalent. The final grant size is determined according to final costs and available funding, and is advised to successful applicants. It should be noted that other expenses are not funded by the Fellowship Program and are the responsibility of the successful fellow. Dinner, when not in the conference program are not provided.

Local Fellowship Package
Special Fellowship package for resident of Bhutan will be provided. This will include free registration to all SANOG events, but will not include transport and accommodations.

Fellowship Obligation
While accepting the fellowship, the fellows will have to pay full registration of USD 250.00 (or Nu. 16,000.00) for the workshops, tutorials and conference. Fellowship are only available to full participants. The fellows are also obliged to fill out an evaluation form after the completion of SANOG.

Criteria for Selection
The SANOG Fellowship Committee will select the fellows according to following criteria.

A. Membership of the Target Audience listed above
B. Residency in a South Asian Country
C. Demonstrated ability to utilise the experiences gained from SANOG
D. Willingness to return to SANOG as a presenter or trainer in future

Fellowship Application
Fellowship applications process is now electronic. Please fill out the

Online Fellowship Application

SANOG XXIII Fellowship Program

Fellowship Application Opening : 10 October 2013
Fellowship Application Deadline : 20 November 2013
Fellowship Results Announcement: 5 December 2013
Fellowship Acceptance: : 15 December 2013


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