Dissertation Fellowship

The UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry in partnership with the Minderoo Initiative on Tech & Power is offering three summer fellowships to assist with doctoral student dissertation work including field research and data analysis. Applicants should have an approved prospectus by the start of the fellowship. This program is designed to release students from any employment obligations that might act as a barrier to dissertation work and awardees should consider it as their primary summer activity.

Fellows will have the opportunity to meet with mentors associated with C2i2 in support of their projects. We aim to facilitate close working relationships between the C2i2 broader network and awardees to expand student networks during a crucial time in their graduate school career. Awardees are expected to meet monthly with their peers and mentors in order to present works-in-progress, receive feedback and address needs that might arise over the summer. All meetings for Summer 2022 will be virtual. Although the fellowship is confined to the summer, fellows will have access to the C2i2 network and C2i2 affiliation for the entirety of the academic year.

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This program is open to doctoral candidates whose work engages with Critical Internet Studies with an accepted prospectus (by the start of the fellowship in June).


Awardees will receive a maximum $8,000.00 stipend.