Fellowship Program Overview

btNOG is offering a limited number of Fellowships to professionals and Students in the Bhutan to participate in the upcoming btNOG9 Conference and Workshop in Thimphu from 10th – 14th October 2022.

The purpose of the btNOG Fellowship Programme is to give opportunities to Bhutanese working in the ICT Community to participate in the Country’s premier Internet Operations and Technology summit. The human networking is an extremely important component for growing the Internet across the region, with the btNOG Fellows gaining valuable opportunities to meet Internet network professionals. This is in addition to the technologies and skills learnt or enhanced during the btNOG Workshops and the Conference itself.

Areas of Interest

Successful fellows will select a specific area of interest to focus their fellowship program. Areas of interest include:

  • Linux Administration
  • Network Security

The level of experience in the chosen area of interest can be from beginner to advanced.

Key Dates

Application Open                                            : 20th September 2022

Application Close                                            : 3rd October 2022

Committee appraisal                                      : 5th October 2022

Successful Fellows announced                        : 6th October 2022

Confirmation of shortlisted applicants:          7th October 2022

Fellowship Package

Successful applicants will receive the following:

  • Mileage (as per the government) for travel to and from the event venue.
    • Applicable to only to those applicants travelling from outside Thimphu
    • Applicants from Thimphu will get Nu. 500 per day
  • Accommodation with breakfast for the duration of the workshop and conference week
    • Applicable to only to those applicants travelling from outside Thimphu
  • Certificate of achievement (upon successful completion of fellowship)
  • Expenses scholarship of Nu. 5000 (upon successful completion of fellowship)
  • Complimentary registration to the workshop and/or conference week
  • Complimentary attendance to all the workshop and/or conference week social events

Selection Process

A selection committee carefully evaluates all the applications. The committee selects the applicants it believes are best suited for the fellowships, taking into consideration a desire to provide opportunities to individuals from a diverse range of organizations, gender, and geographical locations within Bhutan.

The decisions of the selection committee are final, and the selected applicants are informed individually. A list of selected Fellows is then announced on the btNOG website. This year btNOG will shortlist 10 fellows (5 professionals and 5 students).

(Applicants who are not selected to receive a Fellowship award for the current btNOG workshop & conference are eligible and encouraged to apply for future btNOG events.)

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