Monday, December 17, 2018

Berkman Klein Center Fellowship 2019- 2020 at Harvard University, Cambridge

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2019-2020 academic year through our annual open call. This opportunity is for those who wish to spend 2019-2020 in residence in Cambridge, MA as part of the Center's vibrant community of research and practice, and who seek to engage in collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and cross-sectoral exploration of some of the Internet's most important and compelling issues.
The Berkman Klein Centre’s fellowship program provides an opportunity for some of the world’s most innovative thinkers and change makers to come together to hone and share ideas, find camaraderie, and spawn new initiatives. The program encourages and supports fellows in an inviting and playful intellectual environment with community activities designed to foster inquiry and risk-taking; to identify and expose common threads across fellows’ individual activities; and to bring fellows into conversation with the students, staff, faculty, and broader community at the Berkman Klein Centre. From their diverse backgrounds and wide-ranging physical and virtual travels, Berkman Klein Centre fellows bring fresh ideas, skills, passion, and connections to the Centre and our community, and from their time spent in Cambridge help build and extend new perspectives and actions back out into their home networks, communities, and fields.

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Fellow’s may request for a range of stipend, they are as follows:
  • $1-$11,999
  • $12,000-$23,999
  • $24,000-$35,999
  • $36,000 -$48,000
  • Access to University Resources

Please visit the official link for eligibilities.

How to Apply:
Please visit HERE for applying
  • A current resume or C.V.
  • A personal statement that responds to the following three questions. Responses to each question should be between 250-500 words; the personal statement should not exceed 1500 words total.
    • What is the research you propose to conduct during a fellowship year? Please
      • describe the problems are you trying to solve;
      • outline the methods which might inform your research; and
      • tell us about the public interest and/or the communities you aim to serve through your work.
    • Why is the Berkman Klein Center the right place for you to do this work? Please share thoughts on:
      • how the opportunity to engage colleagues from different backgrounds — with a range of experiences and training in disciplines unfamiliar to you — might stimulate your work;
      • which perspectives you might seek out to help you fill in underdeveloped areas of your research;
      • what kinds of topics and skills you seek to learn with the Center that are outside of your primary research focus and expertise; and
      • the skills, connections, and insights you are uniquely suited to contribute to the Center’s community and activities.
    • How does your personal background inform and influence your research?
  • A copy of a recent publication or an example of relevant work. For a written document, for instance, it should be on the order of a paper or chapter – not an entire book or dissertation – and should be in English.
  • Two letters of recommendation sent directly from the reference.
  • Applicants will be asked in the Application Tracker to select two of the following topic areas explored at the Berkman Klein Center that resonate with their interests and research. This initial selection will help us to support building connections among fellows and between fellows and ongoing work at BKC but is of course not meant to constrain future research and exploration. The topic areas from which to choose: Education, Libraries, & Digital Humanities; Ethics and Governance of AI; Governance of Technology & the Internet; Internet Health; Justice, Equity, & Inclusion; Media, Democracy, & Public Discourse; Privacy & Security; and Technology & the Law
  • For more information please visit the official link.

18 January 2019