The Social Science Research Council 3rd Cohort-Just Tech Fellowship

The Social Science Research Council is proud to announce that they are seeking applicants for the third cohort of the Just Tech Fellowship.

This fellowship encourages and mobilises diverse and cross-sector cohorts of practitioners to envision and build more just, equitable, and representational technological futures. Fellows have pledged to uncover and challenge inequalities caused by new technologies, as well as to pursue solutions that improve social, political, and economic rights.

The Just Tech Fellowship recognizes that the communities are home to brilliant artists, activists, technologists, and thinkers who have laid fertile soil for equitable change. They need an ecosystem of care to continue their work. As the world reckons with a global legacy of systemic discrimination, they can reimagine the limits and potential of new technology and ensure that expertise and experiential knowledge inform efforts to produce structural change. The Just Tech Fellowship and its fellows seek to build technological futures that celebrate and manifest justice, equity, agency, knowledge, and joy.

This fellowship seeks to center the perspectives of individuals from social, racial, or ethnic groups that have been historically marginalized, oppressed, or excluded by emerging technologies, such as Black/African Americans, Latinx/Hispanics, Indigenous peoples, or Alaska Native groups, AAPI individuals, religious minorities, gender nonconforming individuals, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and people with disabilities.

Benefits

  • $100,000 per year, plus supplementary funding packages such as;
  • robust supplementary funding to subsidize additional expenses, and
  • separate seed funding to collaborate with other Just Tech Fellows.

Eligibility

For the The Social Science Research Council 3rd Cohort-Just Tech Fellowship:

  • Citizens of any country may apply
  • There are no formal education requirements. Applicants may hold academic credentials, such as a degree in the arts, fine arts, or sciences, OR a demonstrated track record of success in their respective fields.
  • Candidates are encouraged to have a track record and experience working on the intersection of digital and novel technologies, power, and social justice.
  • They also invite early career applicants and those who successfully demonstrate a strong potential to contribute to a desired field of research and practice.
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Selection Criteria

Fellows will be selected based on a rigorous review process. they will evaluate applications according to the following criteria:

  • Project alignment with Fellowship Goals
  • The project must address the relationship between digital and novel technologies, power, and social justice.
  • Applicants should communicate how they would use their time as a fellow to systematically uncover evidence, build understanding, and shape public interest solutions to advance the goals of Just Tech.

Application Process

To complete the online application, you must provide the following information and documentation:  

  • Résumé/CV: Up to two pages.
  • Applicants should submit a written or recorded (video) personal statement of up to 500 words (written) OR four (4) minutes (video).
  • Applicants should submit a proposal for a project focused on the intersection of technology and social justice.
  • Applicants with artistic or design backgrounds are encouraged to submit a creative slide deck representing their proposed project.

To apply for the The Social Science Research Council 3rd Cohort-Just Tech Fellowship, click here

Deadline: January 31, 2024.

For more information on the The Social Science Research Council 3rd Cohort-Just Tech Fellowship, visit the official site.

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