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 2012 Postel Network Operator's
The Postel Network Operator's Scholarship targets personnel from developing
countries who are actively involved in Internet development, in any of the
•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 21-26, 2012, in Dallas, Texas,
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 June 1, 2012, and the awardees will be informed
by July 16, 2012.
Please read full information about the scholarship at:
Please pass along this information and encourage those interested to apply
by completing the web-based application form that is linked from the
information page. Optionally, submissions are accepted via email 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
Steve Gibbard and Paul Vixie, on behalf of the Postel Scholarship