The Program on Democracy and the Internet (PDI) invites promising new scholars to Stanford University for 1 year as postdoctoral fellows, with potential for extension.
Each fellow will collaborate with one of the PDI faculty on research relevant to their field of study and current line of scholarship. The fellows will spend 20% of their time working on their own research and 80% assisting in the research of one of the PDI directors. In addition, fellows may be asked to coordinate speaker series and seminars.
The annual fellowship stipend is $70,000.
Fellows will also gain the standard benefits that postdoctoral fellows at Stanford University receive, including health insurance as well as travel funds.
The fellowship program falls under U.S. Immigration J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa activities.
The start date of the fellowship will be September 2022, unless otherwise agreed. To assume a postdoctoral fellowship, scholars must have a Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2022.
The Program on Democracy and the Internet (PDI) cannot consider applications from scholars who earned a PhD earlier than September 1, 2019.
PDI encourage applications from candidates representing a broad range of disciplines including the social sciences, humanities, law, computer science and engineering.
The Program on Democracy and the Internet (PDI) envisions digital technologies supporting rather than subverting democracy by maximizing the benefits and minimizing the threats through changes in policy, technology, and social and ethical technological norms.
The Program on Democracy and the Internet is investigating key research themes which include:
To be considered for a postdoctoral fellowship with the Program on Democracy and the Internet, submit an application via the online application portal.
Applicants will be asked to include the following: