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DLI Fellowships & Programs 


DLI Postdoc Fellowships | 2024-25 [Closed] 

The Digital Life Initiative (DLI) at Cornell Tech in NYC invites yearly applications for its postdoctoral research fellowship supporting research in ethics, politics, and quality of life in digital societies, on issues such as algorithmic decision systems, unfair discrimination, privacy, AI and ethics, and platform governance. For this unique opportunity to conduct research alongside ethicists, computer scientists, legal and policy researchers, data scientists, media studies researchers and social scientists, we welcome applicants from across the disciplinary spectrum. For one of the positions, demonstrated interest in contextual integrity is a plus. Read more >

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Accepting applications for DLI Doctoral Fellowships | 2024-25 [Open]

Fostering mutual learning and interdisciplinary exchange, the Digital Life Initiative at Cornell Tech was launched in 2017 to focus on ethical, political, policy and quality of life issues relating to digital and information systems. We are excited to invite PhD students to join our dynamic community of technologists, humanists, social scientists and legal scholars as DLI Doctoral Fellows for the 2023-24 academic year. The Doctoral Fellowship Program engages students in systematic inquiry into ethical and political implications of the digital age. Such inquiry centers on issues – e.g. fairness, security, privacy, and accountability – that concern existing and emergent digital technologies. Fellows will focus on societal aspects of technical projects in which they are immersed, and the intellectual approaches needed for tackling them in an informed and rigorous manner. Read more >


DLI Civic Innovation Fellowships [Ongoing Call]

DLI Civic Innovation Fellows connect the DLI's mission with like-minded individuals and groups in New York City, working to promote the public interest and quality of life in and through digital systems. Read more >

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DLI Visiting Fellowships [Ongoing Call]

The DLI is now inviting applications from visitors to join our growing community of scholars, researchers, practitioners and innovators in exploring ethics, policy, politics and quality of life within prevailing socio-technical systems. DLI can accommodate visits of variable length, and welcomes applicants (on a rolling basis) from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, including: Faculty members and industry professionals on leave (e.g., sabbatical), government employees, journalists, law graduates, ABDs with work experience in related fields, and recent Ph.D. graduates specializing in computer and information science, data science, social science, philosophy, media studies, and public policy.

Visiting Fellows are selected based on general fit with the DLI's goals, and on shared interest with DLI and Cornell Tech community members. Please note that fellowships are self-funded; this is not a paid position. International applications are welcome, but Cornell Tech is not able to sponsor visas for these fellowships.

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following materials via the Visiting Fellowship Application Form.

  1. A document of no more than 1 page in length outlining their intended research and its alignment to the DLI

  2. A recent CV or resume

  3. The approximate dates of their visit

Other Opportunities

Other Opportunities


Call for 2023-2024 RSM Visiting Scholars


Rhe Institute for Rebooting Social Media (RSM) is accepting applications from outstanding faculty members committed to improving the current state of social media for its 2023-2024 cohort of Visiting Scholars. This interdisciplinary cohort of roughly eight members will produce original research while engaging with RSM faculty, staff, scholars, fellows, students, and the broader Berkman Klein Center (BKC) and Harvard University communities. More info >


Call for Abstracts | Privacy Law Scholars Conference 2023 


The Program & Planning Committee of the Privacy Law Scholars Conference invites abstract submissions for the 16th annual conference (PLSC 2023) to be held in person on Thursday and Friday, June 1 and 2, 2023 at the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder, Colorado. PLSC is a paper workshop conference. It offers no opportunity or obligation to publish. The goal is to provide support for in-progress scholarship related to information privacy law. To do so, PLSC assembles a wide array of privacy law scholars, policymakers, and practitioners who engage in scholarship. Scholars from non-law disciplines—including but not limited to surveillance studies, technology studies, feminist and queer studies, information studies, critical race studies, social sciences, humanities, and computer science—are critical participants in this interdisciplinary field. More info >

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