Fellows Program

The W3C Team consists of the W3C paid staff and W3C Fellows, all led by the Chief Executive Officer and the Director. If you would like to join the Team, and your employer* is a W3C Member that can pay your salary while you work for W3C, please apply to become a W3C Fellow. You can make a world of difference. Fellows have access to Team communications, are full-fledged W3C Team members, and are given responsibilities that are important to the success of the Consortium. Learn more below about:

Qualifications and Commitment

Individuals must be employees of one of W3C's Member organizations.
Expected Duration
Fellows should expect to commit to W3C about 80% of their time for a typical period of 18-24 months.
Fellows usually work at one of W3C's Host sites, an important part of contributing to and benefiting from Team culture.
As with the W3C paid staff, W3C Fellows must possess insight, tact, technical understanding, and the ability to follow things through. W3C Fellows must be able to speak English effectively and write English fluently.
Fellows or their sponsors are responsible for their own salary, benefits, relocation costs, and living expenses. Some sponsors pay work-related travel expenses. W3C Host sites may provide work-related travel expenses, and desktop or laptop computers, depending on circumstances.

How to Proceed

  1. Confirm * that your employer is a W3C Member and that your organization will provide you with financial support.
  2. Read About W3C to find out if your goals match those of W3C.
  3. Discuss your plan with your W3C Advisory Committee representative.
  4. Make a proposal to the W3C Manager most closely associated with your interest.

*Note: If your organization is not currently a W3C Member, your organization may wish to join W3C. If joining is not a possibility at this time but your organization can provide you with financial support, you may write to W3C to express your interest as participation may be possible outside the Fellows program.

Past W3C Fellows (in alphabetical order)

W3C would like to thank the current W3C Fellows, as well as the past Fellows and the Members who supported them.

  • Jean-François Abramatic, Inria
  • José Manuel Alonso, Fundación CTIC
  • Katsutoshi Asaki, Hitachi
  • Art Barstow, HP
  • David Booth, HP
  • Dan Brickley, ILRT, University of Bristol
  • Eui-Suk Chung, Ericsson
  • Eric Eggert, Knowbility, Inc.
  • Pierre Fillault, Aerospatiale
  • Yoshio Fukushige, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Panasonic)
  • Jim Gettys, Digital/Compaq
  • Harry Halpin, University of Edinburgh
  • Vincent Hardy, Sun Microsystems
  • Sandro Hawke, HawkeWorks LLC
  • Ivan Herman, CWI
  • Johan Hjelm, Ericsson
  • Thilo Horstmann, GMD
  • Thomas Hubbard, Nokia
  • Dean Jackson, CSIRO Australia
  • Ryoichi Kawada, KDDI
  • Youichirou Koga, NEC Corporation
  • Yuichi Koike, NEC Corporation
  • Marja-Riitta Koivunen, HPY, Elisa Communications
  • Tobie Langel, Facebook
  • Ora Lassila, Nokia
  • Tanya Mandal, Internet Academy
  • Shin'ichi Matsui, Panasonic
  • Chris Mills, Opera
  • Hidetaka Ohto, Panasonic
  • Emmanuel Pietriga, INRIA
  • Dave Raggett (Canon, HP, Openwave, Volantis, JustSystems)
  • Felix Sasaki, DFKI
  • Nobuhisa Shiraishi, NEC Corporation
  • Keiji Takeda,Keio University
  • Hiroshi Tsuda, Fujitsu Limited
  • Hitoshi Uchida, Canon
  • Hiromi Wada, Panasonic
  • Wu Wei, RITT
  • John Wilbanks, Interoperable Informatics Infrastructure Consortium (I3C)
  • Hiroki Yamada, Internet Academy