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DLI Fellowships 

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.

Interested applicants are invited to submit (i) a short paragraph outlining their intended research and its alignment to DLI, (ii) a recent CV, and (iii) the approximate dates for their intended visit to Jessie Taft, with the subject line ‘DLI Visiting Fellowships’ included. 

The DLI 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. Fellows participate in the weekly Digital Life Seminar, which also offers a supportive platform for Fellows to present their own works-in-progress, or the breakthrough research of others. Doctoral Fellows will further refine their critical thinking at workshops, conferences, and special events hosted by DLI. 

The application period for the 2019-2020 class of Doctoral Fellows has ended. If you have questions about the program, please contact Jessie at jgt43@cornell.edu.

For more information about our talented Class of 2019-20, visit here

DLI Postdoctoral Fellows

​Applications for postdoctoral fellowships are currently closed. New positions will be announced in December 2019.


The DLI's postdoctoral fellows focus on key ethical and political issues surrounding society and digital technology, such as privacy, accountability, access, security, and fairness. They come from a range of disciplines including computer and information sciences, law, philosophy, data science, media studies, public policy, and social science whose work is concerned with ethics, politics, and quality of life.

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Other Opportunities

TechCongress is building 21st century government with technology talent through their Congressional Innovation Fellowships. They are bridging the divide between Congress and the technology sector by placing tech savvy individuals to work with Members of Congress and Congressional Committees in order to build capacity in Congress, train cross-sector leaders -- who can understand the challenges of government and in the technology community -- and keep Congress up to date about the latest challenges and opportunities relating to technology. Applications are open through September 3, 2019! For more information >

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