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2021 Fellow Application
Part 1: Project & Team Basic InfoProject Title*Focus Areas related to this project:*
Health + Sensors
Sustaining Democracy and Building Community
Integrating Safety & Privacy
Just Algorithms: Fairness, Transparency, and Justice
Group Members*Full nameUniversity & Department affiliation or Professional Info.Position (i.e., undergrad, Master’s, PhD, postdoc, researcher)Email address
Primary Contact Email Address:*
Please list above the email address for the primary project contact only.Group Roles*
Please describe above the role of each group member in completing the project.UC Berkeley Committee for Protection of Human Subjects: Will this project involve the study of human subjects?*YesNoHuman Subjects Research*
Please include above information relating to your plan to obtain Berkeley CPHS approval or steps already taken to do so.Are any members on this application also applying on another team to CTSP this cycle?*YesNoWhich group members are also applying on another team to CTSP this cycle?* Deliverables*
Please clearly articulate above the deliverables of this project and their projected timeline. For more academically-oriented proposals, we understand paper timelines may exceed the fellow tenure. In cases like this, deliverables may include submission dates, posting drafts to online repositories, sending CTSP a draft of your submitted manuscript, etc.Collaboration and Mentorship
As appropriate, please identify collaboration or mentorship opportunities that CTSP might help facilitate in support of your project.Part 2: De-identified project proposalUpload de-identified project proposal (PDF only):*Accepted file types: pdf.Part 3: Identified team descriptionPositionality of all team members:*
In approximately one page (3000 characters), please reflect on how your own identities and experiences will impact your proposed project. As The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research explains, "Positionality refers to the stance or positioning of the researcher in relation to the social and political context of the study—the community, the organization or the participant group. The position adopted by a researcher affects every phase of the research process, from the way the question or problem is initially constructed, designed and conducted to how others are invited to participate, the ways in which knowledge is constructed and acted on and, finally, the ways in which outcomes are disseminated and published." Team member descriptions:*
In approximately one page (3000 characters), please describe each member of your team, their relevant skills and experiences, and any skill(s) they hope to develop as a result of their work on the project. Please also include what each team member proposes to contribute to the project, and any interest they have in building the broader CTSP community (for example by blogging, or connecting people who should meet). If any team member has experience in the public sphere (blogging, speaking, disseminating ideas, hosting events, etc.), please note that as well.Part 4: CLTC / AFOG EligibilityProposals may be considered for funding as joint CTSP-Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) fellows and/or joint CTSP-Algorithmic Fairness and Opacity Group (AFOG) fellows. If selected for a joint fellowship, project teams will be invited to partake in additional opportunities related to that group. Projects that take up the Integrating Safety & Privacy focus area will be considered for CLTC joint fellowships, and projects that take up the Just Algorithms area will be considered for joint AFOG fellowships. Projects may indicate more than one focus area.
CLTC is committed to pushing the boundaries of technology, social science, and humanities to positively influence how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with cybersecurity. The conceptual and practical aspects of the term ‘cybersecurity’ are evolving rapidly, as what we mean by ‘cyber’ and ‘security’ is changing in ways that would have been almost unimaginable a few years ago. CLTC believes that a transformative cybersecurity research program should not only address the most interesting and complex challenges of today’s socio-technical security environment, but also grapple with the broader challenges of the next decade’s environment. In order to be considered, your proposal must be broadly related to forward looking cybersecurity challenges, however this does not mean it must fit neatly into what has been considered “cybersecurity” research in the past. The center welcomes applications related to security, privacy, usability, societal impact, political implications, etc.
AFOG aims to develop new ideas, research directions, and policy recommendations around issues of fairness, transparency, interpretability, and accountability in algorithms and algorithm-based systems. These issues require attention from more than just engineers and technologists, as they are playing out in domains of longstanding interest to social scientists and scholars of media, law, and policy, including social equality, civil rights, labor and automation, and the evolution of the news media. They take an interdisciplinary approach to research and are supported by UC Berkeley’s School of Information and a gift from Google Trust and Safety.
There are some additional requirements for joint CTSP-CLTC fellows:
With CLTC assistance, develop a product describing the project to a broader non-academic audience (e.g., a blog post or short video for the CLTC website) at some point during the grant period
Present an informal seminar on your group’s work, aimed at the broader CLTC and/or business and policymaking communities, at some point during the course of the year
Was this project proposal also submitted separately to CLTC’s Fall 2019 Request for Proposal (RFP)?*YesNoAdditional DocumentationThird-party SponsorshipAccepted file types: pdf.If your project has a “client” as its beneficiary or collaborator, we will ask that they provide a statement confirming their sponsorship, outlining how the project will benefit their organization, and how your contribution will be maintained (if applicable) past the project’s conclusion. Please attach statement here.
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