The Open Technology Fund (OTF) has selected six individuals as the newest Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP) fellows. The group will focus on advancing research, analysis, and tool development on topics related to internet censorship.
This latest ICFP cohort includes individuals from a variety of disciplines, crossing lines between computer science, legal, policy, technology development, research, and information security. The common thread uniting this diverse group is their focus on the various aspects of information controls, specifically repressive censorship and surveillance.
Unfortunately, given OTF’s declining budget, we were unable to support the same number of individuals as in the first two rounds of the ICFP program - despite receiving nearly 100 applications.
We are excited to welcome the new ICFP fellows and can confirm they’ve hit the ground running, already making exciting progress as they settle in with their host organizations. Be sure to check back for progress updates as our fellows continue working hard to combat internet censorship and surveillance.
The incoming fellows, along with their areas of focus, are:
The Open Technology Fund (OTF)’s Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP) was jointly established in 2014 with Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto to cultivate research, programs, and creative collaboration focusing on information controls - specifically repressive internet censorship and surveillance. It was modeled after other successful fellowship programs. The ICFP supports fellows to work within host organizations that are established centers of expertise by offering competitively paid fellowships.
To learn more about the ICFP, click here.