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Mozilla Senior Fellowship Program 2024 { $100,00 Stipend }

Mozilla Senior Fellowship Program 2024 { $100,00 Stipend }

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Mozilla Senior Fellowship Program 2024 { $100,00 Stipend }

The Mozilla Senior Fellowship Program is recruiting up to 10 fellows dedicated to realizing trustworthy AI. They are seeking experienced practitioners, technologists, researchers, policy experts and activists from around the world who work at the intersection of technology and society and are passionate about change.

Fellowship should be aligned to Mozilla’s Senior Fellowship program provides time, resources, tools, community, and amplification to those building a more human centered digital environment.

Applicants are invited to submit a proposal for an independent project which may answer one or more of the following:

  • What are the current issues with consumer tech, and, ideally, how should it be built, deployed and regulated in order to reduce harm, promote user privacy, consent and fairness across different communities?
  • Given the current privacy, bias and toxicity challenges and concerns in the management of datasets, what are the practical solutions, measures and/or policies that should be put in place to increase transparency and equitability?
  • What is it that public institutions should incorporate in the design and adoption of AI and machine learning systems to increase transparency, fairness and equity in the services they provide? For example, in relation to humanitarian assistance, development assistance, public sector services such as finance, health, education, labor, social welfare, etc.
  • How do AI developments and ongoing regulatory initiatives impact adjacent issue areas such as competition, labor rights and practice and supply chain? What can be done to reduce harm, promote fairness, openness, trust, and accountability in the AI environment?
  • How can existing legislation and ongoing regulatory initiatives promote openness, trust and accountability in the design and deployment of AI? Potential areas of exploration could include (but are not limited to): climate and sustainability, surveillance of populations, AI enabled warfare
  • What are ways in which the implementation of AI related laws and regulations can be assessed and monitored with due consideration of oversight mechanisms, enforcement, and the promotion and exercise of people’s rights?
  • Are there effective policy and regulatory approaches for supporting open source in AI and open innovation around data and business models on the web?

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  • Each fellow will receive a stipend of $100,000 USD/year (FTE equivalent). Compensation is adjusted for part-time fellowships.
  • In addition to the fellowship stipend, each fellow will also have access to personal supplements, which are intended to support an individual’s wellbeing.
  • Fellows will also have access to supplemental funding to help advance their independent, aligned work.

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Eligibility of Mozilla Senior Fellowship Program 2024

  • Applications are  Invited from these key geographies: East and Southern Africa, Europe, Brazil, India and the United States. We also welcome applications from outside of these geographies, particularly those working on issues in Asia Pacific, Latin America, and SouthWest Asia and North Africa (SWANA), as well as representation from indigenous and displaced communities.
  • Preference will also be given to projects that intersect with a clear social justice area, involving communities historically excluded in the use and/or processes to design, deploy and regulate tech. These may be projects related to human rights, economic justice, racial justice, community justice, gender justice, disability justice, LGBTQIA+ rights, environmental and climate justice, or another issue that centers people’s lived experience.
  • Be able to begin the Fellowship in September 2024, if selected.
  • Have working fluency in English

Application for Mozilla Senior Fellowship Program 2024

The application is a two part process: 1) registration and 2) full application.

  • Registrations must be submitted by 17 April 2024 at 3pm GMT.
  • Full applications must be submitted by 6 May 2024 at 3pm GMT.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline17 April,2024
OrganizerMozida Foundation
Contact the organizer[email protected].



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