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Yale ISP Accepting Fellowship

The Yale Information Society Project (ISP) is now accepting applications for 2011-2012 postdoctoral resident and visiting fellowships at Yale Law School. The Yale ISP is an interdisciplinary center that studies the implications of the Internet and new information technologies for law and society.

ISP Resident and Visiting Fellowships

The Yale ISP resident fellowship is designed for recent graduates of law or Ph.D. programs who are interested in careers in teaching and public service in any of the following areas : law and media, media studies, intellectual property and innovation, Internet and communications law and policy, intellectual property law, access to knowledge, civil liberties online, first amendment law, digital education, youth social media policy, Internet governance and regulation, privacy, cybersecurity, biotechnology, standards and technology policy, and the intersections of law, technology, and culture generally.

Applicants for the resident fellowship must have completed their Ph.D., J.D. or equivalent degree prior to the beginning of their fellowship.

Resident fellowships normally begin on July 1, 2011 and last for one year; fellows currently in residence may apply for a second year of support.

Fellows receive a salary of $44,000 USD per year plus Yale benefits. Fellows are expected to work on independent scholarly projects as well as help with administrative and scholarly work for the Yale ISP.

A small number of special ISP visiting fellowships are also available for persons who provide their own sources of funding. Past visiting fellows have included recent graduates of law and Ph.D. programs, as well as academics, activists, and members of NGOs.

Application materials for resident or visiting fellowships should include the following :

  1. A brief (one to five page) statement of the applicant’s proposed scholarly research;
  2. A copy of the applicant’s resume;
  3. A law school (or graduate school) transcript;
  4. At least one sample of recent scholarly writing (samples in English are strongly preferred);
  5. Two letters of recommendation.

Application deadline for Yale ISP Accepting Fellowship : January 1, 2011