2013 Postel Network Operator's Scholarship – Apply by 7 June

Posted: Tuesday, 21 May 2013

On behalf of the North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG) and the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), we would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to the 2013 Postel Network Operator's Scholarship.

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

This is not a postgraduate fellowship or academic scholarship.

Individuals may nominate themselves for the Scholarship via email. The Scholarship will be awarded annually to a recipient selected by a committee comprising representatives from the NANOG Board of Directors and the ARIN Board of Trustees. The selection committee will "whimsically" select the annual recipient exclusively in response to the question: "What Would Jon Do?" if he were asked to select a recipient.

The successful applicant will be provided with transportation to and from the NANOG and ARIN joint meeting 7-11 October 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, and a reasonable (local host standard) allowance for food and accommodation. In addition, all fees for participation in both meetings' events will be waived. The final grant size is determined according to final costs and available funding.  The chosen recipient will be advised at least 2 months prior to the fall meeting date.

Applications from qualified individuals are now being accepted.  The deadline for application is 7 June  2013 and the awardees will be informed by 19 July  2013.

Please read full information about the scholarship and apply online at:

Kind regards,

Steve Gibbard and John Curran,
on behalf of the Postel Scholarship Selection Committee