Applications for NetHui 2017 fellowships are now closed. We thank those that applied.

We are proud to offer the APNIC fellowship programme. 

The purpose of the NetHui fellowships is to diversify NetHui attendance with the aim to promote the Internet's benefits and uses, and protect its potential. We wish to help those who will benefit greatly from attending, but find cost limiting their attendance. 

Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) are our “Fellowship sponsor." We thank APNIC for their support in making NetHui fellowships possible. 

The fellowships can help you pay for travel, accommodation, childcare or other expenses. Fellowships also can provide a free registration.

This year, we are focusing on bringing more youth, women and Māori and Pasifika people to NetHui. 


Applications for NetHui 2017 fellowships are now closed.  


Applicants must fit in one of the four categories: 

  • Māori 
  • Pasifika 
  • Youth (under 25 on the date of NetHui, 9 November 2017)
  • Women


  • Applications open: 25 July 2017
  • Applications close: 20 September 2017 at 5pm 
  • Decisions announced: Week of 2 October 2017

Decision process

A panel of sponsors will assess applications against the decision criteria below, based on the answers applicants give in their application form. First time NetHui attendees may be prioritised. 

Decision criteria

Alignment with purpose

This is about how well the applicant’s attendance purpose matches the purpose of the fellowship. Applicants should:

  • explain any engagement you have with the broader Internet community and/or Internet issues
  • explain how attending NetHui would help contribute to community goals and objectives.

Potential benefit

The committee will look at how attending NetHui could benefit the applicant and Internet community, and considerations like value for money. Applicants should:

  • explain what benefits and outcomes you think you personally will get from coming to NetHui (these would include contributing to the discussion on a specific issue, engaging with part of the community before and after the event, etc)
  • confirm any roles at NetHui you may have (for example, as a facilitator)
  • indicate involvement at any global Internet Governance Forum or regional initiatives.

Likelihood of success

The committee will look at how likely it is that applicants will support ongoing growth and learning by attending NetHui. Applicants should:

  • briefly describe your current experience and qualifications
  • explain how the experience and qualifications will contribute to the potential benefits of coming to NetHui (note: the committee prefers it when applicants have appropriate experience and expertise, but they also value the opportunity to grow and develop experience)
  • give details for any other funding or other support, to come to NetHui 2017 (this includes any confirmed or conditional co-funding or in-kind support from others).  

Funding limits

Fellowship applications that include flights can only be domestic flights. InternetNZ reserves the right to offer partial funding.

If funded, you agree to participate in both days of NetHui 2017, unless agreed otherwise with InternetNZ.


Sponsors & Community Supporters

NetHui wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of a large number of sponsors and community supporters. If you would like to sponsor NetHui 2017 please take a look at our sponsorship prospectus, or contact Yvonne@internetnz.net.nz