Digital Asia Hub Research Sprint for Masters and PhD Students 2021

Applications are currently open for the Berkman Klein and Digital Asia Hub Research Sprint for Masters and Ph.D. Students 2021 globally.

The Spring 2021 Research Sprint, hosted by the Digital Asia Hub in collaboration with the Berkman Klein Center and the Global Network of Internet & Society Centers, explores the evolving normative concept of “digital self-determination” as an enabler of – or at least contributor – to the exercise of autonomy and agency in the face of shrinking choices. The goal of the sprint is to create and populate an evolving repository of readings, case studies, examples, and narratives that together provide a thick description of the evolving notion of digital self-determination and its normative context.

The program brings together leading experts and mentors from the Digital Asia Hub and the Berkman Klein Center and its global partner organizations from the Global Network of Internet & Society Centers. It consists of three elements: A series of up to 9 synchronous sessions online, with assignments and other occasional (optional) offerings, including “social” gatherings, for networking and mentorship.

  • Students who complete the program will be eligible for a stipend of up to $1000.
  • Research with impact: A unique opportunity to participate in hands-on research activities on a pressing issue and with real-world impact opportunity.
  • Mentorship and networking: Engaging with leading experts in the field of digital technology, education, policy, and ethics and making connections with other scholars around the world.
  • Skill building: As part of an interdisciplinary research team and on an accelerated timeline, improve and expand research and collaboration skills.
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  • Participation from students globally is accepted.
  • Excellent academic qualifications (near-completed Masters degree; Ph.D. in progress/planned or advanced Ph.D., post-doctoral researcher).
  • Passion for interdisciplinary research in a novel and highly collaborative program.
  • Fluency in English and knowledge of one other language are a plus.
  • Commitment to take part in weekly 2-hour virtual sessions between March 15 and May 15 and a willingness to attend periodic social gatherings.
  • Average time commitment of up to 10 hours a week, depending on candidates’ capacities.
  • Motivation to produce research outputs within the time of the sprint and to contribute to a joint publication.
Application Process
  • Please apply by filling out this application form below
  • The form will require a link to the applicant’s CV or Resume that is accessible online (on a website, in a cloud-drive, etc).
  • Please make sure if using a cloud-storage, the link settings are set to allow for people to access the document.

For detailed information on how to apply, click here.

Deadline: February 23, 2021.

For more information visit the official site.