Brown University Information Futures Lab Fellowship Program 2023

Deadline: August 15, 2022

In Providence, Rhode Island, there is a private Ivy League research institution called Brown University. The seventh-oldest institution of higher learning in the country and one of the nine colonial schools established before the American Revolution, Brown University was established in 1764 as the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
The Information Futures Fellowship is an innovative opportunity for professionals working on solutions to the ongoing information problem in public health, healthcare, community groups, media, policy, design, and other sectors. The six-month fellowship gives these professionals the tools, time, research collaborators, education, and peer network they need to generate fresh concepts, assess current initiatives, or create and test innovative approaches. Suppose Fellows are members of the Information Futures Lab at Brown University. Throughout the fellowship, they will interact with a vast network of scholars, technologists, community leaders, journalists, policymakers, librarians, and educators


  • Fellows are eligible for a remuneration of $35,000 for their six-month fellowship. A fellowship stipend won’t be given if a company maintains the fellow on pay during the connection because the project benefits the organization; the unused compensation will then be given to another fellow who will join the cohort.
  • All fellows are eligible for up to $10,000 in project or program assistance and up to $2,000 in domestic and $5,000 in foreign travel costs (international). Projects may also be eligible for an honorarium of up to $5,000 to pay thinking partners and partners in research.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to professionals with a minimum of five to ten years’ worth of experience and a solid track record in, but not restricted to: public policy, public health, libraries, education, communications, design, fact-checking, media, healthcare, community leadership, research, or government.
  • Candidates that have experience working with underrepresented populations in initiatives to enhance information are of particular interest.
  • Additionally, they give preference to candidates who may not otherwise be able to devote time and money to developing and implementing a program to the needs of their community.

How to Apply?

The application must have the following components:

  • Two confidential letters of recommendation.
  • Curriculum vitae: A PDF upload, a link to your CV, or a link to your LinkedIn profile.
  • Four quick questions concerning the conception and implementation of your pilot project.

Click here to apply 

Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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