Media Ideation Fellowship Applications Open September 11

This Media Ideation Fellowship looks pretty interesting – one for graduate students and one for early career journos. Details below!


What are the Media Ideation Fellowships? PLUS: How to Nominate Fellows on Aug. 28.
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Thanks for signing up for the Media Ideation FellowshipSM enewsletter. Over the next two months we’ll be sending regular updates with information about the fellowships, details on how to apply, and how to nominate your friends and peers to participate in this groundbreaking initiative.

What is it?

The Media Ideation FellowshipSM is supporting visionary individuals in the development of early stage ideas for transformative technology. The need for innovations that will reshape progressive politics or resolve social inequities is great, yet the learning curve is steep. The fellowship is jumpstarting the work of talented, driven young technologists who can change the world.

Starting September 11, we will begin accepting applications for two distinct fellowships:

  • Early Career Fellows will receive a $30,000 stipend and will be expected to complete a project in six months. Candidates must have three to five years of work experience and cannot be currently enrolled in a graduate program.
  • Graduate Level Fellows will receive a $12,000 stipend and will be expected to complete a project in three months. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a Masters or Ph.D. program, or have received their graduate degree within 12 months of applying for this fellowship.

Check out our answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the fellowships for more details on who we want to recruit, what kinds of projects we’re interested in, and more. The Media Ideation FellowshipSM is a project of the Instructional Telecommunications Foundation.

How Can You Help?

A big idea alone won’t change the world. Would-be entrepreneurs need financial resources, smart mentorship, and strong community support to get their innovations off the ground. We want to encourage other innovators, teachers, technologists, and change-makers to support would-be entrepreneurs to take their big ideas and run with them.

That’s why we’re opening a simple, two-step nomination process on Tuesday, August 28, in which anyone can nominate peers, students, or co-workers for the fellowship program. We’ll follow up with all nominees with early information on how to apply—and let them know that their community stands behind them. Who knows? You might be nominating the creator of the next Blue State Digital or MoveOn.Org.

You’ll be hearing more from us on August 28 with details about how you can nominate candidates—and how to apply. Follow @MediaIdeation on Twitter, or stay tuned to this enewsletter for more details as we prepare to launch.

Erin Polgreen
Fellowship Coordinator

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