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Fellowship Program

Scope & Goals

This program is designed to support IXPs in financial difficulty, with a goal to maintain and increase the Euro-IX membership.

The program aims to support any IXP who cannot afford all the expenses to attend a Euro-IX forum or to pay for membership.

All Euro-IX forums will run a Fellowship Program, as long as there is sufficient funding available.

Resources

Resources needed to fulfill the goals will come from donations to the IXP Support Grant.

This is done on a voluntary basis and will be managed by Euro-IX.

Request for participation in the program

Any IXP interested in applying for the fellowship should complete the Fellowship Program Funding Request Form. The request should be sent to the Euro-IX Secretariat, and should be submitted at least 4 weeks before the forum.

Participating in the Fellowship Program

Any IXP interested in applying for the fellowship, should fill in the Fellowship Program Funding Request Form (below).

The request should be sent to the Euro-IX Secretariat (secretariat@euro-ix.net), and should be submitted at least 4 weeks before the forum.

Applicants may also apply for the Mentor-IX program at the same time. 

Any IXP who was the beneficiary of a fellowship program is expected to maintain its membership for at least one full calendar year following its fellowship grant.

Any Euro-IX member may apply for the fellowship only once for every calendar year.

Fellowship applicants may also take part in the Mentor-IX program, which offers various consultancy programs that may be of interest.

Call for donations

The secretariat will make the Donation Application available to members and to other organisations at least 2 months before each Euro-IX forum.

Funding List

The Euro-IX Secretariat, will maintain a Yearly Funding List stating detailed information about members who were granted a fellowship, the amount of the funds distributed to those members along with the reasons for selection of those members.

Paperwork

The Euro-IX secretariat will keep a record of all donations and fellowship applicants. This document will be maintained by the Euro-IX secretariat and shared with the Euro-IX Board, donor members and other donor organisations during the next month following a Euro-IX forum, for full feedback information concerning the program operation.

Funding Rules

a) A donor, either Euro-IX member or other organisation, may choose to direct its donations towards specific members, either named specifically or categorised according to various criteria. Donations not mentioning specific directions will be directed to the common fellowship budget and will be used according to Euro-IX’s discretion.

b) Donors may transfer the funds at will, and they are expected to inform the secretariat about the donation.

c) Each fellowship applicant will be reimbursed no later than one month after each Euro-IX forum with the funds they agreed upon with the Secretariat.

Fellowship Program Funding Request Form

Fellowship Program Donor Submission