2015 Postel Scholarship

Posted: Tuesday, 07 July 2015


On behalf of the North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG) and the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), I would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to the 2015 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 or online form. 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 October 5-9, 2015, in Montreal, Quebec Canada, 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 July 31, and the awardees will be informed by August 10, 2015.

Please read full information about the scholarship at:

To apply, please complete the web-based application form that is linked from that page. Optionally, you may submit your application in PLAIN ASCII in the BODY of the message, not as an attachment nor as a Word document, PDF, or any other form, to PostelNOS@nanog.org.

Please be sure to include the following:

  • Full name and contact info Your brief biography, including current and recent jobs held
  • A description of why you need and deserve this Scholarship to attend the NANOG and ARIN meetings
  • A description of how you plan to leverage your attendance at the meetings in your work
  • A brief abstract of a presentation you would give at the NANOG and/or ARIN meetings, if selected as a Scholarship winner

Kind regards,

Betty Burke
NANOG Executive Director
on behalf of the Postel Scholarship Selection Committee