Mozilla Fellowships in Technology, Activism and Policy for Emerging Leaders 2018/2019


Mozilla has opened applications for its 2018-2019 Fellowships. Mozilla Fellows are technologists, activists, and policy experts building a more ​humane​ ​digital​ ​world.

Application Deadline: 20th April 2018

Eligible Countries: All

About the Award: Mozilla Fellowships are a transformative experience for emerging leaders concerned with making the internet a safer, more accessible resource for everyone.

Mozilla Fellowships provide resources, tools, community and amplification to those building a more ​humane​ ​digital​ ​world. During their tenure, Fellows use their skill sets — in technology, in activism, in science, in policy — to design products, run campaigns, influence policy and ultimately lay the groundwork for a more open and inclusive internet.

Mozilla Fellows hail from a range of disciplines and geographies: they are policymakers in Kenya, journalists in Brazil, engineers in Germany, privacy activists in the United States, and data scientists in the Netherlands. During a 10-month tenure, fellows work on individual projects, but also collaborate on cross-disciplinary solutions to the internet’s biggest challenges. The Fellowships run from September 2018 through June 2019.

Type: Fellowship (Professional)

Eligibility: Mozilla is currently seeking Fellows that fit three particular profiles:

  • Open web activists: Fellows who work in the realm of public interest technology, addressing issues like privacy, security, and inclusion online. These open web activists will embed at leading human rights and civil society organizations from around the world, lending their technical expertise. Check out the list of this year’s featured host organizations, and apply to work with them.
  • Scientists and researchers: Fellows who infuse open-source practices and principles into scientific research. “Science” is defined broadly; Fellows may work in the natural sciences, formal and applied sciences, or humanities, social sciences and library and information sciences. Fellows are based in the research institution with which they are currently affiliated.
  • Tech policy professionals: Fellows who examine the interplay of technology and public policy, and craft legal, academic, and governmental solutions. These tech policy professionals are independent researchers and are not necessarily matched with a host organization or an institution.

Value of Award: 

  •  Fellows expand their network and sphere of influence; design impactful projects with the potential to reach millions; and learn from and collaborate with a global community of thousands of Mozillians.
  • Mozilla Fellows are also awarded competitive funding and benefits.

Duration of Program: 10 months

How to Apply: Learn more about Mozilla Fellowships, then apply. Applications close on April 20, 2018. Below, meet a handful of current Mozilla Fellows:

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: Mozilla


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