Open Call for Fellowship Applications, Academic Year 2023-2024 from The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is now accepting fellowship applications. This is a fully funded Harvard University scholarship for international students.
This opportunity is for scholars who wish to spend 2023-2024 in residence in Cambridge, MA as part of the Center’s vibrant community of research and practice, and who seek to engage in a collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and cross-sectoral exploration of the Internet’s most important issues.
The Berkman Klein Center’s fellowship program provides an opportunity for innovative thinkers and changemakers to come together to hone and share ideas, find camaraderie, and spawn new initiatives. Applications will be accepted until Monday, January 9, 2023, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.
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- Harvard University
- International Students
- Deadline: January 9, 2023
Stipend: There are two pathways for people to be considered for the fellowship program through the open call: those who apply for funding from the Berkman Klein Center, and those who apply supported by external funding.
Berkman Klein Center funding: the Center has a limited pool of funding to support fellows. BKC-funded fellows appointed through the open call for applications are eligible to receive stipends of $75,000 annually.
The first half of the stipend is guaranteed to cover the first half of the year. We will conduct a mid-year review with fellows to share feedback, review engagement, and check in on progress on research, and, provided scholars are on track, at this stage we will clear the way for funding for the second half of the year. For 2023-2024, we anticipate offering three fully-funded fellowships.
External funding: these applicants bring their own funding support, through means such as a grant, a scholarship, a sabbatical, or the like. The Berkman Klein Center will complement this funding with an additional stipend of $10,000 that can be used for living, travel, and research expenses. For 2023-2024, we anticipate offering at least three externally funded fellowships.
Applicants may opt to be considered under both funding pathways.
Research support: Fellows will have the option to hire a part-time Harvard University student research assistant during the duration of their appointment. Wages for research assistants of up to $2,500 for the year will be paid by the Berkman Klein Center.
Applications from scholars, practitioners, innovators, engineers, artists, and others are highly appreciated who are committed to understanding and advancing the public interest. Fellows come from across the disciplinary spectrum and have different life paths.
Some fellows are academics. For the 2023-2024 year, they invite academics who are post-docs or professors. Please note that in the 2023-2024 academic year they are not welcoming students into our fellowship cohort. (they will spend the year focused on supporting Harvard students through other types of programming, and may solicit applications from students from other institutions through other efforts, such as our research sprints.)
Some fellows are practitioners who have built their careers outside of academia, including technologists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, policymakers, activists, journalists, educators, and others from various sectors and callings.
Many fellows wear multiple hats and straddle different pursuits at the intersections of their capacities. Fellows might be starting, rebooting, driving forward in, questioning, or pivoting from their established careers.
For the 2023-2024 year, they will prioritize and select fellows who have a demonstrated record of contributing to public and scholarly conversations in their area of study.
Fellows are committed to spending their fellowship in concert with others, guided by a heap of kindness, a critical eye, and generosity of spirit.
How To Apply
Applications will be submitted online through the Berkman Klein Application Tracker at: http://brk.mn/2324apply.
Instructions for creating an account and submitting an application through BKC’s Application Tracker may be found here.
PDF attachments you will be required to upload include the following. Please consider this information carefully and ensure your attachments meet these requirements:
A current resume or C.V.
A personal statement that responds to the following three questions. Responses to each question should be between 250-500 words; the personal statement should not exceed 1500 words in total.
What is the research you propose to conduct during a fellowship year? Please
describe the problems are you trying to solve;
outline the methods which might inform your research; and
tell us about the public interest and/or the communities you aim to serve through your work.
Why is the Berkman Klein Center the right place for you to do this work? Please share thoughts on:
how the opportunity to engage colleagues from different backgrounds — with a range of experiences and training in disciplines unfamiliar to you — might stimulate your work; and
the skills, connections, and insights you are uniquely suited to contribute to the Center’s community and activities.
How does your personal background inform and influence your research?
A PDF of 1-3 work samples for a public audience, such as articles, op-eds, events, etc. Ideally, these should connect to the project proposal in some way, or help to demonstrate the feasibility of the project proposal. Please submit these samples as one combined PDF. Do not include more than three samples; we will only review the first three samples.
Applicants should ensure that their names are included on each page of their application materials.
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