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Applications deadline: April 11th, 2016
The Institute for Technology and Society (ITS Rio) invites researchers, graduate students as well as professionals working with technology policy, to apply to its Global Policy Fellowship Program and spend four weeks* in Brazil at ITS. Last year, we welcomed seven felllows from all over the world, who contributted immensely for the success of the Fellowship Program.
Our Global Fellows will have the opportunity to work with the team who created and developed the landmark “Marco Civil” legislation, a bill protecting fundamental rights, including privacy, net neutrality and freedom of expression, approved as law in Brazil in April 2014. Also, they will be free to choose one of the ITS five broad areas to work with, namely:
The ITS Fellowship Program will offer the opportunity for those interested in internet and technology policy to deepen their knowledge about the Brazilian technology context. We have prepared an intensive 4-week* program for our fellows, which includes visits to the biggest technology national and international companies operating in Brazil, the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br) and visits to São Paulo and Brasília, including meetings with representatives of the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Culture, and Congress members who are advocating for policies related to internet and technology.
During their stay, selected fellows will be expected to:
Who should apply?
We are looking for students, researchers, and professionals who are following the debates in the public policy field, and who want to spend part of their summer/winter in Brazil, learning about Internet policy. People from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
For the selection processes, you must:
All documents must be sent in one single e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject “[ITS] Global Fellows Application :: YOUR NAME”.
Our Fellowship Package includes:
Our Fellowship Package does not include:
Our team will provide tips and information about how to find accommodation in the city during that time.
Applications deadline: April 11th, 2016;
Announcement of fellows by e-mail: April 25th, 2016;
Fellowship Program will start: July 04th, and will finish in August 01st, 2016*;
* Fellows are expected to stay in Rio from 04/July/2016 to 01/Aug/2016. After this date, fellows can coordinate with ITS the possibility of staying for a longer term if they wish. Visa and costs for additional stays are to be provided by the fellows.