Information Controls Fellowship

Applications must be submitted via this website only, no later than 23:59 (11:59PM) GMT on the stated deadline. Please review data policy for applicants before submitting and Our Guide to Open Calls for additional information.

We ask a lot of questions because this is the only application we are going to ask from you and we do not want long answers. Brief, succinct, responses, using as few words and sentences as possible are appreciated. The format is less important than delivered information. Bullet points are fine. For text-boxes, unless specified otherwise, a 200-word response is a good goal.
We highly recommend that you draft your answers offline before submitting.

We highly recommend that you draft your answers offline before submitting. Things here can change and sometimes things break :-/

You

Pick whatever name you like. The project name you provide will be used in emails.

Not required. There is an option to receive notifications via Signal upcoming.

If so, include the URL of a 1 minute unlisted (not private) video (YouTube, Youku, etc) introducing you and/others listed above. We acknowledge the concerns raised in asking this question: anxiety, bias, awkward, time, etc. This is not required. If you think the video is an opportunity to highlight something in your application not easily conveyed elsewhere, include one. If not, do not include a video.

Please attach a copy of your resume or C.V.

Accepted file types are .doc, .docx, .odp, .ods, .odt, .pdf, .ppt, .pptx, .rtf, .txt, .xls, .xlsx

Host organization

Totally fine if you do not, but if you do we would like to know who.

Idea

This will be the title of your application

Select as many options as are relevant, but note we are most interested in the type of work you will be doing primarily.

Briefly, describe your idea in as few sentences as possible.

Briefly and clearly list key milestones, objectives, and/or activities. These should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-relatable. Bulleted lists are ideal.

Briefly, describe the problem statement in a few sentences as possible.

Reports, data, website, mock-ups, an app, articles, etc.

Select as many options as are relevant, but note we are interested in your top priorities.

Select as many options as are relevant, but note we are interested in your top priorities.

Please choose 3, 6, 9, or 12 months only.

Unless we have asked you to answer yes to this question, answer no. We may ask you to complete these fields later in our review process. If you have already prepared answers, please include them.

Foundations

Briefly, we want to know how you think the world could be, what larger purpose this project is a part of, and/or the bigger target you are aiming for?

Why are you the right person to work on this idea?

Sustainability

Please list any donors, investors, or other in-kind contributions that you can. Totally fine to say no one else.

List them if you have them. Totally fine if you do not have any yet but tell us who you hope they will be

That you know of now.

Other

Us

The questions in this section are not required. They do not reflect upon your submission. We have already asked you a lot so feel free to skip this section. But if you do have some thoughts about how we could change, you have our undivided attention.

Fewer questions, more questions, different questions, no questions?

At our discretion, after we have deemed your application complete and within the scope of this open call, for your time and effort, we will offer you one of the following honoraria. Use of the honoraria is subject to the terms and conditions of the providers. Thank you.

Acknowledgements

Upon submitting this application, you acknowledge the following:

In our experience, applicants benefit from learning or collaborating with others to share lessons, insights, and skills. As a way to accomplish our goal to be a trusted knowledge exchange, we want the ability to share your application with peer funders and our network of partners. When you opt-in, it means you agree to us sharing your application and to potentially being contacted by our peer funders and network of partners.

In our experience, applicants benefit from learning or collaborating with others to share lessons, insights, and skills. We plan to share your name, email, organization name, and answers to the application questions "What is your idea's name?" and "What would you like to do with our support?" with other applicants we determine are within the scope of this open call. When you opt-in, it means you agree to share your information, will be able to see others' information, may potentially be contacted by them, and will keep that information confidential and not share it with any third parties.

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