Apply for the Just Tech Fellowship(Fully-funded by Social Science Research Council with $100,000 per year)

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The Just Tech Fellowship is a two-year, full-time, remote fellowship that supports a diverse community of researchers and practitioners dedicated to investigating the intersection of technology and social justice. This unique fellowship program empowers individuals to envision and create a more just, equitable, and representative technological future.

Fellowship Details

Selected fellows will receive a substantial award of $100,000 per year, along with supplementary funding packages to cover additional expenses. The fellowship provides a holistic approach to support, acknowledging the need for time, space, and resources to foster deep reflection, community building, and collaborative efforts.

The application portal opens on November 17, 2023, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The deadline for submitting application materials is January 31, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST.


Understanding the Just Tech Fellowship

In a time where technology is rapidly reshaping our world, it is crucial to go beyond the influence of policymakers and Big Tech titans. The Just Tech Fellowship acknowledges that communities house brilliant individuals artists, activists, technologists, and thinkers who have cultivated fertile ground for equitable change. By providing an ecosystem of care, the fellowship aims to empower these individuals to continue their impactful work.

As the world grapples with a legacy of systemic discrimination, the fellowship envisions reshaping the limits and potential of new technology. It emphasizes that expertise and experiential knowledge should inform efforts to bring about structural change. The Just Tech Fellowship and its fellows aspire to construct technological futures that embody justice, equity, agency, knowledge, and joy.

Nabiha Syed, Just Tech Advisory Board Member and President of The Markup, commends the fellowship, stating, “The Just Tech Fellowship creates a community of leaders moving from ‘we know this isn’t working for us’ to ‘let’s build something that actually does work for us’ That is amazing at a time when optimism feels a little scarce.”

2022-2024 Just Tech Fellows

The fellowship has previously supported impactful individuals like Kim Gallon, Chris Gilliard, Christine Miranda, Clarence Okoh, Meme Styles, and Rua Williams, each contributing to reshaping our technological landscape for a more just and equitable future.

Grant Snapshot

  • Award Amount: $100,000 per year, plus supplementary funding packages
  • Deadline: January 31, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST
  • Contact: [email protected]

The Just Tech Fellowship stands as a beacon for those who believe in the power of technology to drive positive change. As we navigate an ever-evolving technological landscape, this fellowship serves as a platform for diverse voices to shape the future we want to see a future grounded in justice, equity, and joy.

Join the Just Tech Fellowship Info Session!

Date: Friday, November 17, 2023 Time: 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET

The session will cover details on application guidelines and eligibility requirements and answer any questions that participants may have.

Register here.

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