The Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP) from the Open Technology Fund (OTF) fosters research, outputs, and creative collaboration on repressive Internet censorship and surveillance issues. The program supports examination into how governments in countries, regions, or areas of OTF’s core focus are restricting the free flow of information, cutting access to the open Internet, and implementing censorship mechanisms, threatening global citizens’ ability to exercise basic human rights and democracy; work focused on mitigating such threats is also encouraged.
Full details available on the OTF website
Deadline: February 20, 2023
Fellowship Details Three, six, nine or twelve month fellowships available Monthly stipend of $7,000 USD Travel stipend of $1,250 to $5,000 USD, depending on the fellowship length Equipment stipend of $1,250 to $5,000 USD, depending on the fellowship length Likely Candidates
Applications are open to people from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines and can include students and junior to mid-career practitioners. While applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, likely candidates include computer scientists, engineers, information security researchers, software developers, social scientists (e.g., comparative politics; international security), lawyers and law students, data visualization designers, and others. To get a better sense of the ICFP community, you can read more about them here.
ICFP at The Citizen Lab
The Citizen Lab co-founded the program with OTF and has been a host organization since its inception. We welcome proposals from fellowship candidates for research projects related to our current thematic areas described below:
Freedom of Expression Online