Technology and Human Rights Fellowship
The Technology and Human Rights Fellowship program continues to be open for applicants from a broad range of approaches to affiliate with the Center for one academic year to conduct research on the ethical and human rights implications of technological advancements in general, and artificial intelligence in particular. We will reserve limited fellowship spots for non-theme fellows for the coming academic year.
About the Carr Center
The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy serves as the hub of the Harvard Kennedy School’s research, teaching, and training in the human rights domain. The center embraces a dual mission: to educate students and the next generation of leaders from around the world in human rights policy and practice; and to convene and provide policy-relevant knowledge to international organizations, governments, policymakers, and businesses. Fellows are encouraged to collaborate with each other and must participate in monthly Zoom calls with the fellowship co-directors, Carr Center faculty, and other experts. Papers prepared by fellows will be published by the Carr Center and promoted by the Center, and projects of a more practical or applied nature will be presented for feedback to a cross-section of experts.
The Fellowship is an unpaid position that will last for one academic year (September 2024 – June 2025). Fellowships are primarily non-residential; limited shared office space may be available for fellows wishing to be in residence. Occasional access to shared office space may also be available for those who are visiting the Cambridge/Boston area.
Fellows are expected to come to Cambridge, MA once per semester to learn from each other, share their work in progress with the Carr Center and the broader Kennedy School community, and participate as appropriate in presentations, trainings, or workshops. Limited travel subsidies may be available for those who need assistance.
The deadline to apply is Friday January 5, 2024 at 5:00 PM ET.
The Technology and Human Rights Fellowship is part of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy’s project to examine how technological advances over the next several decades will affect the future of human life, as well as the protections provided by the human rights framework. The project invites candidates to affiliate with the Center for one academic year to conduct research on the ethical and rights implications of technological advancements in general, and artificial intelligence in particular. Technology and Human
The following items should be included in your application:
2.) Project proposal that outlines the background or context, the nature of the problem, the time horizon for the problem, the proposed nature of your research project or intervention (including how it fits with the Carr Center’s work), the anticipated impact, and your qualifications (up to 3 pages)
3.) Executive summary of proposal (up to 200 words)
4.) Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment on your ability to complete the proposed project (Please ask your references to send the recommendation by the deadline to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Tech and Human Rights Fellow Application [First Name, Last Name])
5.) Relevant writing sample (up to 5 pages)
6.) A list of prior publications (with links or up to 3 attachments)
Rights Fellowships are not funded.
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