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As part of their ongoing projects on gender and the digital economy, IT for Change invites proposals and pitches under two National Gender Fellowship tracks.
- Research Fellowships, under our European Commission supported project, Centering Women in India’s Digitalizing Economy. This Fellowship seeks original research papers. The authors of selected research papers will have the opportunity to present their work at a National Policy Event to be hosted by IT for Change in April 2022. 10 Fellowships of INR 2,29,000 each will be awarded under this track for a total duration of 6 months.
- Fellowships for Longform Essay, as part of The Feminist Observatory of the Internet, our collaboration with the World Wide Web Foundation. This Fellowship seeks analytical longform essays. 10 Fellowships of INR 60,000 each will be awarded under this track for a total duration of 3 months.
What are the National Gender Fellowships?
The National Gender Fellowships are an opportunity for early-career researchers to contribute rigorous research and analysis on key questions that concern the future of women’s work in India, catalysing a body of knowledge that engages with existing scholarship, while exploring new horizons in the domain of digitalisation. The objective is not only to build critique, but also propose ways forward. The evidence generated through the Fellowships, we hope, can support policy makers, worker organisations, cooperative federations, social intermediaries, training institutes, etc. to rethink their strategies and work to promote the rights of women in the digital economy.
The Fellowships are an exciting opportunity for early-career researchers to undertake paid research in an emerging domain and benefit from avenues for peer interaction and mentorship.
Who can apply to the Fellowships?
Independent researchers, feminist scholars, postgraduate or doctoral students, development professionals, legal practitioners, journalists, civil society activists and others who are Indian citizens below the age of 35 with an undergraduate degree qualification are invited to apply. To be eligible, you must NOT be 35 years of age as of 1 September 2021.
The Research Fellowships are open only to women, while The Fellowships for Longform Essay are open to people of all genders.
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