Wednesday, 27 February 2013

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Yahoo! Fellow in Residence

    International Values, Communications Technology & the Global Internet
    School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
    Washington, D.C.

    The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service is pleased to invite applications for the position of Yahoo! Fellow in Residence for the academic year 2013-2014. This one academic year position is funded by the Yahoo! Fund on International Values, Communications Technology and the Global Internet, which was established at Georgetown University by a gift from Yahoo! Inc. The Yahoo! Fellow will be chosen by Georgetown University from applicants drawn from the government, corporate, non-profit and academic sectors.
    The Fellowship
    The Yahoo! Fellow in Residence explores the relationship between new communications technologies and international values in varying national and international contexts. Projects should address the issue of applying international values and principles (e.g., free expression, regulation, citizenship and privacy) to new communications technologies and the diffusion of information in rapidly changing global environments. These might include large and evolving economies—including Brazil, Russia, India, and China—as well as interactions between the developing and developed worlds. Projects can draw on insights from many disciplines, including politics, economics, business, and socio-cultural research.

    It is expected that the Yahoo! Fellow will undertake research and writing, some of which will be posted on the website of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, during his or her stay. In addition, the Fellow must organize at least one workshop or conference during each of the two semesters in residence, work with graduate fellows supported by the same Yahoo! grant, take advantage of teaching opportunities and other interactions with the Georgetown student body, and participate in the professional life of Washington, D.C.

    The Yahoo! Fellow in Residence will be a part of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (ISD) at Georgetown University. The Institute will provide office space, supplies, and administrative support during the fellowship year. The Yahoo! Fellow will have the opportunity to be a member of a group of ISD associates and fellows drawn from the United States and foreign government agencies.
    The fellowship provides a stipend of $50,000 to support housing and living expenses for the academic year and $5,000 to cover travel associated with the appointment. The appointment will cover the period of August 15, 2013 to May 15, 2014.

    Within the School of Foreign Service, the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program (MSFS) will provide a locus for the applied curricular and research support activities associated with the Yahoo! Fellows. The Program’s multi-disciplinary faculty, including experienced public and private sector practitioners, comprises a broad resource base for research and collaboration on globalization forces and impacts across an array of diverse sectors and cross-national applications. Relevant results generated by the Yahoo! Fellows’ projects could be incorporated into the MSFS Program’s curriculum through guest lectures, special seminars, case studies and/or course modules. It is anticipated that research projects may thereby yield multiplier educational effects that extend beyond the tenure of a particular Yahoo! Fellow. MSFS graduate students will also be selected to receive partial-tuition fellowships as Junior Yahoo! Fellows. The selected students
    will engage in study and research associated with the Yahoo! Fellow in Residence and/or other faculty engaged in related project activities.

    Applications should be imaginative, multidisciplinary, analytical, and capable of being completed during the fellowship year. They should include proposals for projects and associated conferences or workshops. An advanced degree is not required, however, for those pursuing graduate work, the degree must be completed and in hand prior to assuming the fellowship.
    Applicants should submit the following:
    • Letter of interest
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement describing a proposed project and methodology (not to exceed 2,500 words)
    Submit application materials to:
    Institute for the Study of Diplomacy
    Attn: Yahoo! Fellow Search
    1316 36th Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20007
    Deadline: Applicants are advised to submit materials by Monday, April 8, 2013.
    Applications will be considered until a final applicant has been selected and has accepted the appointment. Electronic submissions may be sent to the following email address: kss58(at) In the subject line, please add the text: Yahoo! Fellow Application.
    Background Information

    For information on the Yahoo! Program, please visit the Institute website:

    For information on the Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) graduate program, please visit
    For information on Georgetown University, please visit

    For information on past Yahoo! Fellows, please visit the following links:
    Francesca Musiani (2012-2013)
    Séverine Arsène (2011-2012)
    Han-Teng Liao (2010-2011)
    Evgeny Morozov (2009-2010)
    Gaurav Mishra (2008-2009)
    Irene Wu (2007-2008)

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