CTSP 2018 Fellows Application
The Center for Technology, Society & Policy (CTSP) invites project proposals from small teams or individuals for our annual fellows application cycle. CTSP selects project proposals that fit within our areas of focus, and fund each team member as fellow for the 2018 calendar year. This year’s areas of focus include: Sensors & Society, Democracy + Technology, Vital Questions, Fairness* and Opacity* and more information about these areas may be found HERE. Fellows are invited to participate in CTSP events and outreach activities throughout the year in support of their team project as well as their individual research interests.
Project proposals are due on December 11, 2017 by 11:59 p.m. PST on the CTSP website. To better understand the types of projects CTSP has funded in the past, view the project pages and fellow pages on the website. Selected fellows with an interest in cybersecurity are also eligible to become joint fellows with the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC).
CTSP seeks short-term collaborative project proposals that address one or more of the four focus areas: Sensors & Society, Democracy + Technology, Vital Questions, and Fairness* and Opacity*.
Proposals must describe the project and how it addresses the chosen focus area(s), and should include one or more clearly defined outcomes. The scope of what your team may propose to do is open-ended and may include a publishable paper, a detailed design or engineering prototype, a whitepaper or regulatory proposal, a public event or a documentary film. We are looking to fund thoughtful and creative but concrete ideas to advance the state of knowledge, solve problems, and promote understanding in the four areas.
Projects can be independent endeavors, or can be undertaken with the cooperation or sponsorship of a nonprofit, NGO, or government agency. If your project has a “client” as its beneficiary, we will ask that they submit 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.
Project proposals will be evaluated for impact, or their ability to advance the state of affairs in one or more of CTSP’s focus areas; collaboration, or their building of connections between individuals, multiple perspectives, skill sets and/or disciplines; and reach, or their relevance beyond purely academic or other niche audiences.
What to Submit
Proposals will be submitted in three parts:
- Part 1 — Application Form
Please fill out and attach the application form.
- Part 2 — De-identified project proposal
Please remove personally identifying information in this first part so that proposal review can be based on the quality of the project idea rather than the identities of those involved, to the extent possible. In approximately 2 pages, please describe your project, its length, how it addresses your chosen focus area(s), and the desired outcome(s) of your project. Details are useful, but please be succinct. Figures, sketches, hyperlinks, and references are welcomed though not required, and you can take an additional page to include these if necessary.
- Part 3 — Identified team description
In one page, 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.
Please submit these three parts as separate PDFs. Only one application per group, please.
Applications are due Monday, December 11, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST.