The Information Futures Lab Fellowship Programme – Spring 2023 is now accepting applications. The Information Futures Fellowship is an innovative opportunity for professionals working on solutions to the ongoing information problem in public health, healthcare, community groups, media, policy, design, and other sectors.
The six-month fellowship gives these professionals the tools, time, research collaborators, education, and peer network they need to generate fresh concepts, assess current initiatives, or create and test innovative approaches.
As members of the Brown University Information Futures Lab, IF Fellows will interact with a wide network of researchers, technologists, community leaders, journalists, policymakers, librarians, and educators throughout the fellowship.
Information Futures Lab Fellowship Programme Benefits
- A salary of $35,000 for the six-month fellowship period is available for fellows. If an employer keeps the fellow on salary during the fellowship because the project benefits the organization, a fellowship stipend will not be provided; That unused stipend will then be extended to an additional fellow who will join the cohort.
- All fellows are eligible for project/program support of up to $10,000 and travel expenses of up to $2,000 (domestic) and $5,000 (international). In addition, projects are eligible for an honorarium of up to $5,000 to compensate thought partners and collaborators.
Information Futures Lab Fellowship Programme Eligibility
- Open to practitioners with at least 5-10 years of experience and a proven track record in areas including, but not limited to: policy making, public health, libraries, education, communications, design, fact checking, journalism, healthcare, community leadership, research or government.
- They are particularly interested in applicants working with communities that are underrepresented in efforts to improve information.
- They also prioritize applicants who, without this fellowship, might not be able to dedicate space and resources to design and implement a program with their community in mind.
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Information Futures Lab Fellowship Programme Application
Required elements of the application include:
- Resume/CV: A PDF upload or link to your CV or a link to your LinkedIn profile
- Four short answer questions about your pilot idea and execution
- Two confidential letters of recommendation