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ARIN Fellowship Program

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What is the ARIN Fellowship Program?

Each Public Policy and Member’s Meeting, ARIN gives the three selected Fellows an opportunity to attend an ARIN Public Policy and Members Meeting with the following benefits:

  • Hotel accommodations at the meeting hotel
  • Round-trip economy class airfare to the meeting
  • A small stipend
  • An ARIN Advisory Council Mentor

The entire experience was truly euphoric, as much as it was enlightening, educational and even entertaining. I know now that it is absolutely impossible to get a true feel of the ARIN community until a meeting is attended.


My expectations were nothing compared to the experience! I had a great time and met so many wonderful people who genuinely want to help and guide me through the ARIN meetings.


This was an experience of a lifetime. I encourage everyone who has not been to an ARIN meeting to attend one, and then keep going.


I'll put it this way... if it wasn't for the program, I wouldn't have been able to go. Now, after having gone, I am extremely confident that I'll be going again (and again, and again).


Being an ARIN Fellow has made me more aware of IPv6 and the issues at work [surrounding] Internet numbers. I also have a better appreciation for the Internet and its back-end operations.


How do I apply?

Apply Now!

Fellowship applications remain open for ARIN 36 in Montreal until 7 August 2015 at 5:00 PM ET. Click the box above to fill out the web-based application.

Am I eligible to apply?

Applicants are eligible if they meet all of these conditions:

  • Currently reside in the ARIN Region
  • Have not previously received an ARIN Fellowship
  • Have not attended an ARIN meeting in the last five years
  • Are willing to sign the ARIN Fellowship Terms and Conditions

Know someone that would be interested?

Help spread the word by directing them to this page or sending a link to our Fellowship Flyer.

How are Fellows chosen?

The Fellowship Selection Committee includes representatives from the ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council, and two General Members in Good Standing who evaluate applications and select fellows in early March for the spring meeting and mid September for the fall.  You can read more about the committee’s selection criteria here.

How are the winners announced?

Winning Fellows are notified by ARIN’s Communication and Member Services Department. After their acceptance is confirmed, the winners are announced on this page and to the arin-announce mailing list. Applicants not selected to receive the Fellowship in the current round are eligible and encouraged to apply in subsequent rounds.

The ARIN 35 Fellows will be announced in mid-March. The ARIN 36 Fellows will be announced in mid-September.

How does mentorship work?

Members of the ARIN Advisory Council serve as mentors, providing advice and sharing experience that will provide a smooth transition into the ARIN community. Mentors are assigned prior to the meeting so that Fellows can benefit from their knowledge before they even set foot on the plane, alleviating some of the uncertainty inherent in the first time experience at a new meeting. The mentor will be available throughout the meeting to introduce, explain, and impart knowledge of ARIN's processes and operations.

Who are the Current and Past Fellows?

Congratulations to Our Most Recent Fellows !

ARIN 34 - Baltimore, Maryland

  • Canada: Adam Thompson, MBIX; Winnipeg
  • USA: Terry Hoke, Sierra Tel Internet; California
  • USA: George Lyle IV, Internews; Maryland
  • Caribbean: Andre Graham, University College of the Caribbean; Jamaica
    (Unable to attend)

See all ARIN Fellowship Recipients.