The Practitioner Fellowships at the Digital Civil Society Lab (DCSL) and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) support social sector leaders so that they can have time to develop ideas to benefit civil society. These might include: designing tools to protect civil society actors and advance racial justice, developing policy frameworks to govern the use of data, or prototyping tools to mitigate bias in emerging technologies. The program aims to catalyze and support a broad range of projects envisioned and led by the selected fellows. The fellowship provides time, space, expertise, and financial support to help turn ideas into prototypes or action, and fellows become part of a cohort that thrives with access to an intellectual community.
Fellowships are supported by the Institute for Human Centered Artificial Intelligence, the Schmidt Family Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Applications for the 2021 Practitioner Fellowship will open on September 14, 2020 with a submission deadline of October 31, 2020.