Applications now open: ITS Global Policy Fellowship Program 2019

Our fellows will have the opportunity to visit some of the largest national and international technology companies operating in Brazil as well as governmental entities.

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10 de January de 2019

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The Institute for Technology and Society invites researchers, students and 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 six fellows, who gave valuable contributions to the success of the Fellowship Program.

Our Global Fellows will have the opportunity to work with the team who created and developed Brazil’s Internet Bill of Rights (Marco Civil da Internet), a bill that guarantees and promotes the protection of fundamental rights, including privacy, net neutrality and freedom of expression, which entered into force in Brazil in April 2014. Furthermore, they will be able to choose one of our four main areas of work to develop their research in, namely:

 

Democracy & Technology (artificial intelligence, civic engagement, online participation, and others)

Law & Technology (self-sovereign identity, digital identity, a.i., connectivity, freedom of expression, privacy and other topics on Internet regulation)

Education (intellectual property, digital entrepreneurship, online teaching, and others)

Rethinking Innovation (govtech, new models of development, distributed ledger technology, entrepreneurship, and others)

 

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 meeting ITS partners in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo in order to have the opportunity to visit some of the largest national and international technology companies operating in Brazil as well as governmental entities and exchange ideas, projects and research with those institutions.

See the list of our former fellows here.

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