Information Controls Fellowship Program

Fellowship Opportunity
United States of America
Posted 3 years ago

The Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP) cultivates research, outputs, and creative collaboration on topics related to repressive internet censorship and surveillance.The Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP) supports examination into how governments in countries, regions, or areas of OTF’s core focus are restricting the free flow of information.

The Information Controls Fellowship  Program examines how these restrictions cut access to the open internet and implementing censorship mechanisms, thereby threatening the ability of global citizens to exercise basic human rights and democracy; work focused on mitigation of such threats is also supported.

Nationality Eligible:  All Nationalities

Level of study: postdoctoral, doctoral students, and experienced researchers with demonstrated ability and expertise

Fellowship Offer: Usually offered to Monthly stipend of $4,200 USD

Travel stipend of $1,250 to $5,000 USD depending on the fellowship length


Typically, ICFP fellows have experience in fields such as computer science, engineering, information security research, software development, social sciences, law, and data visualization, among others. Information controls is a cross-disciplinary field, so applications are open to people from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines and can include students and junior to mid-career practitioners. To get a better sense of the ICFP community, you can read about fellows from round one, round two, round three and round four.

Duration of the Information Controls Fellowship: Three, six, nine or twelve-month fellowships available

Application: When applying, applicants can specify any host organization of their choosing. Regardless of whether it is a previous or new host organization, justification needs to be provided in the application. Please note that non-academic host organizations are welcome, as are those based outside the United States. While fellows are ideally able to work locally within their host organization, applicants who wish to work remotely will also be considered with the expectation that a strategy for remote communication will be established. You can find previous host organizations listed in the fellowship descriptions.

Please note that application must be submitted via the OTF website

For a full rundown of the application process, head here.

Application Deadline: March 25, 2018.

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