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AI for Good Global Summit

ITU-D Study Groups 1 and 2 : Fellowships


To encourage participation of developing countries and countries with economies in transition​ and subject to availability of funds, one full fellowship or up to two partial fellowships may be awarded per eligible Member State.
Please note that the decision criteria to grant a fellowship include: available ITU budget; active participation, including the submission of new contributions of direct relevance to the expected outputs of a given Question; equitable distribution among countries and regions; application by persons with disabilities and specific needs; and gender balance.
Air ticket and subsistence allowance
A full fellowship includes one return economy class ticket by the most direct/economical route from the country of origin to the location of the meeting as well as a daily allowance to cover accommodation, meals and incidental expenses.
A partial fellowship covers either a return economy class air ticket or a daily subsistence allowance. In the case of partial fellowships, ITU will bear the cost of air tickets or daily subsistence allowance; the Member State concerned shall cover the remainder of the fellowship.

To request a fellowship
To request a fellowship, the participant must first register online (through the designated Focal Point, as explained in this webpage​). Fellowship applications must be authorized by the national designated focal point of an administration of a Member State. ​The duly validated application fellowship form and its annexes must be returned to Fellowship Service by e-mail to​ or by fax: + 41 22 730 57 78, by deadline. Member States are strongly encouraged to consider gender balance and the inclusion of persons with disabilities and persons with specific needs when proposing candidates for fellowships.


To ensure the participation of developing countries and subject to the availability of funds, eligible Member States can alternatively apply for participation grants, known as e-fellowships, to cover the cost of​ connectivity linked with remote participation in these meetings. To request an e-fellowship, the same procedures as described above for fellowships must be followed.​


Requests for fellowships arriving after the deadline​ will not be considered.

Only requests that have fulfilled all conditions will be considered.
It is imperative that fellows be present from the first day to the end of the meeting and participate during the entire fellowship period.