Deadline: 19 March 2017

The Open Technology Fund is currently seeking applications for its Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP) that cultivates research, outputs, and creative collaboration at different levels and across institutions on the topic of information controls — specifically repressive Internet censorship and surveillance.

The ICFP fellowship 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, thereby threatening the ability of global citizens to exercise basic human rights and democracy and mitigation of these threats.


The program offers two tiers of fellowships:

  • Senior Fellows
    A six month or one year fellowship usually offered to experienced researchers many times with postdoctoral or doctoral students and with demonstrated ability and expertise. Fellows are given a monthly stipend of $4,200 USD per month, as well as a travel stipend of $2,500 or $5,000 USD depending on the length.
  • Seasonal Fellows
    A three month fellowship usually offered to students and/or junior practitioners. Seasonal fellows are awarded monthly stipends of $2,500.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Individuals of all ages irrespective of nationality or residency;
  • Individuals who demonstrate skill and ability to assist in efforts to overcome information controls.
  • Individuals who demonstrate a desire to grow their knowledge and skills through a collaborative, cross-discipline approach.
  • Individuals who demonstrate a commitment to reach audiences outside the research community

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit Information Controls Fellowship.

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