Applications are open for
- address a challenge of safe, ethical, and effective digital data governance or practice that is common to nonprofits and civic associations globally
- produce a prototype, draft or complete product in one year
- benefit from access to scholarship and researchers
- have a plausible plan for post-fellowship implementation and support
Digital Civil Society Lab Non-Resident Fellowship Benefits
Fellows will receive:
- A weeklong in-person convening of the cohort on the Stanford campus in January 2019.
- Access to the Digital Civil Society Lab’s network of partners.
- Mentorship from Lab directors and access to Fellowship alumni from previous cohorts.
Digital Civil Society Lab Non-Resident Fellowship Eligibility
- Meet all submission deadlines and submit the application in English;
- Commit to spend twelve months undertaking a project addressing one or more of the Four Codes of Digital Civil Society outlined above;
- Commit to contribute a final written report, video or audio interview, and at least two submissions to the Lab’s public-facing content channels including the
- Commit to attend a week-long convening of the fellowship cohort at Stanford University in January 2019; This week involves an introduction to the Lab and its research goals and activities, opportunities to meet other communities on campus, independent time to interact with scholars and research institutes on campus and in the area, and the development of individual year-long work plans. Fellows are encouraged to engage with and imagine/identify additional collective activities for their cohort.
- Your initiative can not involve a political campaign or legislative lobbying efforts.
- Does the project address a question or challenge that is broadly relevant across civil society?
- Will the project contribute significant new knowledge or create substantial positive change?
- Does the Fellow demonstrate a deep understanding of the issue their project addresses?
- Will the Fellow and the project benefit from engagement with an academic research community?
Quality of project proposal
- Have potential risks and challenges received adequate consideration?
- Are goals, timelines, and deliverables realistic?
- Has the applicant identified potential partnerships that will catalyze the project?
How to Apply for Digital Civil Society Lab Non-Resident Fellowship
- cover letter
- resume or CV
- project summary (maximum of approximately 200 words) and brief proposal (maximum of approximately 1000 words)
- names and email addresses of two references
For more information, visit Digital Civil Society Lab.