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Announcing the Opening of the 2016 Information Controls Fellowship

| By: Dan McDevitt

Open call for fellows to conduct research and analysis on a wide range of censorship and surveillance activities

OTF is pleased to announce the open application window for the Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP). The deadline for submissions is March 25, 2016.

This program cultivates research, outputs, and creative collaboration at different levels and across institutions on the topic of information controls – in particular repressive Internet censorship and surveillance. To do so, ICFP supports qualified individuals to work within host organizations that are existing centers of expertise by offering competitively paid fellowships.

Applications are open to people from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, including students and junior to mid-career practitioners. While individuals with diverse and unlikely backgrounds are encouraged to apply, likely candidates have experience as computer scientists, engineers, information security researchers, software developers, social scientists, lawyers and law students, data visualization designers, and others.

ICFP Fellowship application - Click here to apply now

This will be the third round of the ICFP. Our inaugural class just recently completed their fellowships and our second class is well underway.

The OTF Fellowship Program in Information Controls offers two tiers of fellowships:

Senior Fellows - Offered as a six month or one year term and typically taken up by postdoctoral, doctoral students and experienced researchers with demonstrated ability and expertise. Fellows are given a monthly stipend of $4,200 USD per month, as well as a travel stipend of $2,500 or $5,000.

Seasonal Fellows - A three month fellowship usually offered to students and/or junior practitioners. Seasonal fellows are awarded monthly stipends of $2,500 USD.

Both the senior and seasonal fellowships are hosted by selected and qualified organizations that are committed to the program. 2016 host organizations include:

Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University

Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, Strathmore University Law School

Computer Security Lab, Rice University

Electronic Frontier Foundation

International Computer Science Institute, University of California, Berkeley

NOISE Lab, Princeton University

Program on Liberation Technology, Stanford University

Ranking Digital Rights, New America Foundation

Security and Privacy Lab, Princeton University

University of Washington

University of New Mexico, Department of Computer Science

Stony Brook University, Department of Computer Science

Oxford Internet Institute

For the duration of both senior and seasonal fellowships, the fellow will be expected to work full time with their host organization.

Please consider applying to be a 2016 Information Controls Fellow. We look forward to reviewing your application!

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