Deadline: March 1, 2021
Applications are open for the Collective Action in Tech Fellowship 2021. The fellowship is looking for tech workers, researchers, journalists and content creators who want to tell the stories of collective action in tech in the Global South.
Fellows will receive funds to share a story of collective action in the tech industry, past or present. This can be a protest, strike, display of solidarity, community-building effort or any other kind of collective project that empowers tech workers speaking out on workplace or broader social issues. For this fellowship, the “tech worker” has an expansive definition. They are interested in stories not just of software engineers and data scientists, but of all workers in the tech sector including content moderators, warehouse workers, gig workers, and contractors.
This year’s theme will focus on collective actions in the Global South (South and Central America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia). The technology industry is a global one, but labor actions in the U.S. and Europe receive disproportionately more media attention than those in the Global South. They seek to address this inequality by giving talented content creators the resources and channels to tell their stories.
The fellowship will run from March 15 to June 15, 2021. Fellows will be required to attend a minimum of two Zoom meetings to meet other recipients and to offer a brief description of their work. For those who are interested, there are opportunities to become further involved with larger projects. They are planning to recruit 3-6 fellows for this year’s program.
For every fellow accepted into the program, they can offer:
- $500-1000 per project based on team size and resources needed for the project;
- Publication on their website AND with one of their media partners;
- Membership in a community of fellows and CAiT members and contributors; optional virtual workshops for providing feedback and reviewing pieces.
- Applicants should either be tech workers themselves or have the trust and good faith of the tech worker community they cover.
- Journalists and academics are welcome but an institutional affiliation is NOT necessary to apply.
- They can only consider pieces written or translated into English. However, they would be interested in publishing your piece in multiple languages if you are able and willing to provide a translation.
To apply, fill out the short application by March 1, 2021 (any time zone). If you encounter any issues, write to the organisers at [email protected].
For more information, visit CAiT Fellowship.