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Amy Mahan Research Fellowship Program to Assess the Impact of Public Access to ICT
As many as 12 Research Fellowships will be awarded, each providing a grant of up to 22,000 €
and specialized guidance to enable emerging scholars to carry out their own new and original study examining the impact of public access to ICTs.
Emerging researchers from developing countries are invited to apply for a Fellowship. They may submit their application and conduct their research in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish. The deadline for applying is 31 December 2009
The Program is an 18 months project sponsored by IDRC
and managed by Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, in collaboration with scholars from Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina, the University of the Philippines, Manila, and the LINK Centre, South Africa
Detailed information is available at the Program Website. The Frequently Asked Questions section (http://www.upf.edu/amymahan/faqs
) is comprehensive and a good starting point to learn more about the Program.
Until her passing on 5 March 2009, Amy Mahan was active in ICT for Development as a researcher and an activist. The Amy Mahan Research Fellowship Program is one of three important initiatives honoring Amy Mahan. The other two are:
The Amy Mahan Young Researcher Fellowship in Pro-poor pro-market telecommunications inclusion policies.
Global Information Society Watch 2009
For more information please contact
Francisco J. Proenza
UPF Program Manager and Visiting Professor of ICT for Development
Universitat Pompeu Fabra