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Call for Applications: Fellowship, The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

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The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University has opened their yearly call for fellowship applications. This opportunity is for those who wish to spend the 2014-2015 academic year in residence in Cambridge, MA as part of Berkman’s community of pioneers, and who seek to deeply engage in the collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and cross-sectoral exploration of some of the Internet’s most interesting, challenging, and compelling issues.

The Center invites applications from those who are working on issues related to Internet and society who are familiar with the work of the Berkman Center as well as those who are not; those studying issues that overlap with ongoing Berkman interests and those who will expose us to new opportunities and approaches; scholars, practitioners, innovators, artists, and others committed to understanding and advancing the public interest; those who come from and have interest in countries industrialized or developing; and people just beginning their work, in the midst of it, or eager to reflect upon it.

Through this annual open call, the Center seeks to advance our collective work and give it new direction, and to deepen and broaden their community. The Center welcomes you to read more about the program here, and to consider joining them as a fellow!

Required Application Materials

1.) A current resume or CV.
2.) A personal statement which should a) frame your motivation for applying for a Berkman Center fellowship and b) outline the work you propose to conduct during a fellowship. This statement should be roughly 1,000 – 1,500 words or should be a multi-media equivalent.
3.) A copy of a recent publication or an example of your work that is related to Internet research and inquiry. If it is a written document, it should be on the order of a paper, chapter, or presentation – not an entire book or dissertation – and should be in English.
4.) Two letters of recommendation, sent directly from the reference.

In addition to the above materials, we will ask you to share some additional information in a form as part of the application.

1.) Disciplinary background: Up to three disciplines in which you have been trained and/or have worked.
2.) Tags: Five tags that describe or represent the themes, issues, or ideas you know about and on which you propose to conduct work during a fellowship at Berkman; and five tags that represent work, themes, issues, or ideas that you do not currently know much about, but would like to explore and learn more about during a fellowship year. Each tag should be one- to three- words or terms.
3.) Berkman projects of interest.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

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