Funded: 2024-2025 Internet of Rights (IoR) Fellowship!

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Are you ready to champion human rights in the digital sphere? If you’re nodding enthusiastically, then brace yourself for an incredible opportunity! We’re thrilled to announce the launch of the 2024–2025 Internet of Rights (IoR) Fellowship in collaboration with ARTICLE 19’s Team Digital. This is your chance to dive into the heart of internet governance and make a real difference in defending online freedoms.

About the IoR Fellowship

Picture this: a 12-month journey beginning on April 1, 2024, where you’ll be paired with a mentor from A19’s Team Digital. Together, you’ll navigate through one of three exciting tracks: Censorship, Connectivity, or Datafication. But wait, it gets even better! This fellowship is all about flexibility and tailoring the experience to fit your skills, interests, and expertise.

Throughout the programme, you’ll roll up your sleeves and dive into various activities, including advocacy coordination, research collaboration, and attending internet governance meetings. Oh, and did we mention the cherry on top? You’ll receive a monthly honorarium of USD 500 to support you on your journey.

Who Can Apply?

If you’re passionate about defending digital rights and believe in the power of the internet to drive positive change, this fellowship is for you! We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals from all walks of life, especially those from the Global South and underrepresented communities in internet governance. Whether you’re a seasoned advocate or a fresh-faced enthusiast, we welcome your unique perspective and dedication to human rights.

Why You Should Apply

So, why should you throw your hat into the ring? Well, for starters, this fellowship offers a golden opportunity to make a tangible impact on internet governance. You’ll have the chance to shape policies, advocate for underrepresented voices, and bridge the gap between human rights and technology. Plus, let’s not forget the invaluable networks you’ll build along the way – connections that could shape your future career in digital rights advocacy. And lastly, you’ll receive a monthly honorarium of USD 500.

What are the Fellowship Tracks?

  • Censorship: Focuses on combating censorship and communications security vulnerabilities.
  • Connectivity: Aims to ensure equitable access to the internet for all, especially underserved communities.
  • Datafication: Advocates for human rights in discussions of data-driven technologies like facial recognition and the Internet of Things (IoT).

How to Apply for the IoR Fellowship

Ready to take the plunge? Here’s what you need to do:

  • Gather your CV and a statement of interest outlining your passion for digital rights and how you plan to contribute to the fellowship’s goals.
  • Craft a 12-month workplan detailing your objectives, activities, and expected outcomes.
  • Don’t forget to include contact information for two references who can vouch for your awesomeness.
  • Package everything in a single .zip file
  • Once you’ve got everything sorted, send it over to by Friday, March 15. Easy peasy!

Application Deadline

Make sure to mark your calendars – the deadline for applications is Friday, March 15. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to be part of something truly transformative in the world of digital rights advocacy.

For more information on the application process for the IoR Fellowship and guidelines, click here.

So, what are you waiting for? Dust off that CV, fire up your creative juices, and get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey with the 2024-2025 IoR Fellowship. We can’t wait to welcome you aboard!

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