Brazil: ITS Global Policy Fellowship Program for International Applicants

ITS Global Policy Fellowship Program

Course(s) Offered: Policy (Internet, Tech)
Course Level: Graduate (fellowship)
Provider: ITS
Country to Study in: Brazil

Scholarship Description
The Institute of Technology and Society ( invites researchers, graduate students as well as professionals working with technology policy, to apply to its Global Policy Fellowship Program and spend four weeks in Brazil at ITS.

Fellows will have the opportunity to work with the team who created and developed the landmark “Marco Civil” legislation, a bill protecting fundamental rights, including privacy, net neutrality and freedom of expression, approved as law in Brazil in April 2014.

Applicants from around the world are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

ITS is looking for students, researchers, and professionals who are following the debates in the public policy field, and who want to spend part of their summer/winter in Brazil, learning about Internet policy. People from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Portuguese skills are not required (but English is mandatory).

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries of the world

Participating Institutions
The Institute of Technology and Society (ITS), Rio de Janeiro; Brazil

Fields of study
ITS will offer the opportunity to work with research in the five broad areas, namely:
  • Law, democracy and technology (dealing with topics such civic engagement, online participation, and others); 
  • Access to technology, justice and human rights (dealing with topics such as connectivity, accesibility, digital divide and others) 
  • Internet regulation and Internet governance; 
  • Privacy and data protection (dealing with topics such as big data, anti-survailance, data protection and mass surveilance); 
  • Rethinking culture, media and education (working with topics such as intelectual property, digital entrepreneurship, art & technology, online teaching, and others).
Number of awards
Not specified. Last year, however, ITS welcomed six fellows from all over the world, who contributed immensely for the success of the Fellowship Program.

Sponsorship duration
This is an intensive 4-week program. It will be from 29 June, 2015 to 27 July, 2015.

Scholarship benefits
The ITS Fellowship Package includes:
  • Intensive 4-week program for the fellows; 
  • Air tickets to São Paulo and Brasília; 
  • Accommodation in São Paulo and Brasília during the days of our visit; 
  • Shared office space at headquarters for four weeks and a visit to a “samba” music club will also be organized, but is not mandatory.
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.

The Fellowship Package does NOT include:
  • International Traveling to and from Brazil;
  • Accommodation for the four weeks* in Rio de Janeiro, where the program takes place;
  • Other costs related to your stay in Brazil other than those mentioned above.
  • Necessary visa to entry the country.
The ITS team will provide tips and information about how to find accommodation in the city during that time.

Method of Application
For the selection processes, you are to send:
  1. Your complete academic and professional resume, including your LinkedIn profile and other online references you want us to consider;
  2. A 1-page personal statement about your motivations to work in Brazil;
  3. A brief work description of your experience with technology policy;
  4. Proposal for a public presentation of your work;
  5. Indication of one of the five main areas ITS which you would like to work on;
  6. One project or idea you would be interested in developing while at ITS.
All documents must be sent in one single e-mail message to, with the subject “Global Fellows Application :: YOUR NAME”.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this fellowship and how to apply to it.

The application deadline is March 20th, 2015.

Portuguese skills are not required (but English is mandatory).

Announcement of fellows by e-mail will be by March 31st, 2015; and the Fellowship Program will start June 29th, and will finish in July 27th, 2015.

Application Deadline: 20 March 2015
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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