The Open Technology Fund (OTF)’s Digital Integrity Fellowship Program (DIFP) is now accepting applications for its next cohort of fellows through its open call system.
Applications will be accepted through July 15, 2019.
The application and more information can be found here.
The DIFP program supports fellows for twelve months. For the duration of the program, DIFP fellows work with an organization, set of organizations, or a network of their choosing, whose work is human rights-focused and which have a demonstrated need for longer-term digital security assistance. Fellows are expected to be based in the country or region of proposed work.
Generally, a fellow’s work may be to conduct the initial digital security assessments, understand and document the organization’s adversary as well as the organization’s culture, vision, and what they need to succeed in the face of their digital threats. This may also include exploring solutions for common digital safety challenges faced by front-line organizations, piloting projects that improve implementation of digital safety improvements; and/or, conducting highly-specialized digital forensics in the wake of digital attacks.
If you’d like to learn more and access the application, head to the DIFP home page. In addition, the following resources can help you learn more about the program and the types of projects past DIFP fellows have worked on:
The Digital Integrity Fellowship Program (DIFP) provides organizations and communities most affected by Internet freedom violations (like journalists, human rights defenders, NGOs, activists, bloggers, and others) support for their digital security needs. Simultaneously, fellows will educate the broader Internet freedom field about the threats and vulnerabilities experienced, to ensure that emerging and existing technologies best meet the needs of at-risk communities. The program supports fellows to work within front-line organizations and networks for twelve months in duration.