Expectations for MENOG Fellows

MENOG Fellowships work by reimbursing the MENOG Fellow up to a certain amount for their  flights and accommodation. Once selected, MENOG Fellows are informed of the exact amount available to them. They need to pay for their flights and accommodation themselves and then present the receipts for these costs to the MENOG Meeting team who will arrange for these costs to be reimbursed at the meeting. MENOG will reimburse the costs of one round-trip economy class airfare to the meeting and a hotel room at the meeting venue or at a nearby hotel. MENOG Fellows will also receive free registration for the workshops.

In order to get the most out of your MENOG Meeting experience, MENOG Fellows are expected to:

1. Prepare in advance of the Meeting

It is important to be prepared so that you have a productive MENOG  Meeting experience. You should familiarise yourself with the topics posted on the MENOG mailing list.

2. Share the experience and knowledge you gain at the MENOG Meeting with your local technical community

An important part of the program is for Fellows to share the knowledge they gain at the MENOG  Meeting with others in their local area or region. This can be done, for example, by making a presentation at a relevant professional, academic, or technical meeting, speaking at an association meeting or local ISOC chapter event, writing an article for a relevant local publication, and so on. We ask that you provide verification of your MENOG Meeting information-sharing activities within six months of attending the meeting.

3. Complete a MENOG Fellowship Program evaluation form after the meeting

In order to help us improve the program, we request that you complete a short evaluation form about your experience at the MENOG Meeting as a MENOG Fellow. We ask that you return this evaluation form to us within two weeks of attending the meeting.

4. Help the MENOG Organisation Team with the administrative components of your Fellowship

An e-mail will be sent to you outlining the steps that need to be taken in order to get you to the meeting. These tasks include filling out the MENOG Meeting registration information and searching for appropriate flights to get you to the meeting venue. You are responsible for applying for and obtaining any visas necessary to enter the country where the meeting is taking place. We ask that you respond promptly and let us know as soon as possible if any problems arise. Please also note that the Fellowship only supports travel itineraries that get the Fellows to and from the meeting on dates reasonably close to the actual meeting. Fellows should not plan on incorporating extra time for personal or business trips into their travel.