Open Web Fellows Program by Ford Foundation and Mozilla

The Ford Foundation and Mozilla are glad to invite applications for the Open Web Fellows Program. Scholars from all nations are welcome to apply. He or she will spend ten months in Canada, Chile, Kenya, the European Union, and United States of America to learn salient issues like privacy, access and online rights. The winning fellows will receive up to $60,000. The application deadline is March 20, 2016.

Fellowship Description
The Open Web Fellows program — a collaboration between Ford Foundation and Mozilla โ€“ is an international leadership initiative that brings together technology talent and civil society organizations to advance and protect the open Web. Specifically , the goals of the Open Web Fellows programs are to:

  • Increase public awareness and understanding of Internet policy issues.
  • Support career paths in the Internet policy and advocacy sector.
  • Celebrate and support the vibrant network of Internet advocacy organizations.

Award Value
The fellowship offers a grant of USD$60,000 paid in 10 monthly installments. Fellows are not employees of Mozilla or host organizations, and are responsible for remitting all applicable taxes and other government payments required.

Level and Area of Studies
Ten month fellowship program on salient issues like privacy, access, and online rights.

Place of Study
The study will be taken in Canada, Chile, Kenya, the European Union, and United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria
The right candidate may bring specialities in design, development, storytelling, research and policy analysis, and should be comfortable performing as a technologist, a tinkerer, and a curious contributor to the fellowship program. You do not need to have previous experience with Internet advocacy, policy or activism. A lot of campaign design, community organizing, education, and coalition building happen through teamwork and skills like data visualization and participatory learning. You can be at any stage in your career, provided you are open to learning.

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

Application Instruction
Application should be made through the online system at the link below.

Submission Deadline
March 20, 2016.

Website and Application Link