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Fellowship: OECD Technology Foresight Forum

About the OECD Technology Foresight Forum

The OECD Technology Foresight Forum is an annual event of the OECD’s Committee for Information, Computer, and Communications Policy. Its aim is to identify opportunities for, and challenges to, the Internet Economy which are created by technical developments.

Internet Society Fellows join policymakers from OECD member and non-member governments, business, civil society, and the Internet technical community to express their concerns and to participate in constructive dialogue on technology and policy issues. 

Past forum topics include:

  • RFID
  • Next Generation Networks
  • Participative Web
  • Smart ICT and Cloud computing
  • Evolving Mobile Wireless Platforms and Applications
  • Harnessing Big Data as a New Source of Growth
As the coordinator of the Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) to the OECD, the Internet Society has participated in previous OECD Foresight Forums.

The Fellowship Award

OECD Fellows receive the following assistance:
  • a round-trip, economy class airline ticket to attend the meeting
  • hotel accommodation for the duration of the meeting
  • a stipend to offset incidental expenses
  • a certificate of participation 
Fellows may be given the opportunity to engage in various tasks at the Forum, including presenting and reporting.

How to apply

Applications are now closed.


Expectations for the Fellows to the OECD

Fellows to the OECD are expected to:
  • prepare in advance of the meeting;
  • participate in the meeting agenda as required;
  • share the experience and knowledge gained at the OECD Technology Foresight Forum with their local communities when they return home (including writing a report on the activities);
  • participate in the NGL programme participant network; and
  • assist with administrative aspects of the programme, including completion of a follow-up survey

When are the Fellowships available?

OECD Fellowships are available for each annual OECD Technology Foresight Forum (generally held in October). 

Who should apply?

OECD Fellowships are for young Internet Society members (aged 20-40) who have a strong interest in the issues and themes of the OECD Technology Foresight Forum.

Selection criteria

Selection for the Fellowships is competitive. All applicants must be:
  • between the ages of 20 and 40
  • a member of the Internet Society
  • able to present a strong motivation for attending the OECD Technology Foresight Forum
  • able to demonstrate interest and expertise in issues on the OECD Technology Foresight Forum
  • able to demonstrate experience participating in Internet governance discussions at the international level and in multi-cultural environments
The selection committee will also attempt to achieve professional, geographical, and gender diversity in the overall selections.

More information

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