NANOG Fellowships

NANOG Fellowships


NANOG is dedicated to empowering the Internet technologists who make up our community, and providing greater access to our tools, resources, and programming throughout North America. If the registration fee for a NANOG conference — in person, or virtual — presents a hurdle to your attendance, we encourage you to apply for a fellowship.


Virtual-Conference Fellowships


Fellowships for NANOG Virtual conferences are unlimited. Anyone interested in attending is welcome to apply.

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In-Person Conference Fellowships


We provide support for up to (2) working professionals for each in-person conference. NANOG-paid expenses include:

  • Airfare (up to $500)
  • Hotel accommodations (booked by NANOG staff)


Working professionals who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Applicant is a working professional in the field of network engineering, architecture, or operations.
  • Applicant currently resides in North America.
  • Applicant must agree to, abide by, and sign the NANOG Fellowship Terms and Conditions.

Selection process

NANOG maintains an open call for in-person conference fellowship applications throughout the year, and our fellowship selection committee conducts thorough evaluations of all applications before making selections.

Preference will be given to members of our community who have not previously attended a NANOG in-person conference, and those who lack the necessary resources or funds to make attendance possible. The committee has the right to select individuals it believes to be most qualified to receive a fellowship. All decisions made by the committee are final, and fellowships will be announced prior to each conference on Applicants not selected for the current conference will be considered in future rounds if they choose to apply again.

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To apply for financial assistance for an in-person conference, please send the following information via NANOG's contact form:

  • Name
  • Work affiliation
  • NANOG conference you wish to attend
  • Statement of interest