Deadline: June 15 2019

Applications are invited from individuals interested in helping unlock the potential of digital identities with a particular focus on local, grassroots issues. In return, Fellows will be offered generous financial and logistical support, expenses and a chance to have their findings shared with the wider world.

Through a global competitive process, each year Yoti invites applications for three 12-month Fellowships aimed at scholars, practitioners, journalists, technologists, social changemakers, policy makers and other public intellectuals interested in tackling an identity, or digital identity, challenge or issue within their country or community. Fellows conduct research, or develop solutions or policy recommendations, while interacting with other Fellows, Yoti staff and other members of the wider global digital identity community.

Worth

  • Fellows will be supported with a generous payment of £30,000 (approximately US$38,000) paid in equal installments over the course of the year, and receive logistical and technical support from Yoti.
  • A small budget for project travel and other expenses up to a maximum of £5,000 will also be available.
  • All work produced will be made publicly and freely available on completion of the Fellowship.

Eligibility

Open to scholars, practitioners, journalists, technologists, social changemakers, policy makers and other public intellectuals interested in tackling an identity, or digital identity, challenge or issue within their country or community.

Applicants may be based anywhere, although preference will be given to those from the developing world.

Applicants will carry out their Fellowships from their home countries. However, holding a passport – or being able to get one if needed – would be an advantage in case you need to travel.

Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. You must also produce any written materials in English.

Applicants must be able to provide evidence that they can deliver on their Fellowship proposal, either through a strong CV and/or links to previous (related) work. Applicants must be able to provide at least one reference – ideally two – from a qualified person such as a teacher, professor or former employer confirming that, in their opinion, the Fellow is able to carry out the activities proposed.

Application

Click here to apply.

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