January 23, 2022

NLU Delhi-CCG’s DIGITAL Fellowship 2021 [Stipend: Rs 50K per month] Digital Rights and Inclusive Technology for All: Apply by Dec 22

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About Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University Delhi

The Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University Delhi is the only academic research centre dedicated to working on information law and policy in India and is a leading centre on information policy in Asia.
CCG seeks to embed constitutional rights and good governance within information law and policy and examine the evolution of existing rights frameworks to accommodate new media and emerging technology. It aims to protect and expand the rights to dignity and equality, freedom of speech, right to assembly and association, and the right to privacy in the digital age, through rigorous academic research, policy intervention, capacity building, and litigation support.

About NLU, Delhi’s Fellowship

The DIGITAL Fellowship 2021 is a 10-month, full-time Fellowship that will be awarded by a Selection Committee to two Fellows. These Fellows will be placed either in specific civil society organisations undertaking litigation around digital rights or litigation chambers that are involved in significant digital rights litigation.

The Selection Committee has a list of potential organisations and litigation chambers that the Fellows can be placed with. However, applicants for the Fellowship are welcome to suggest relevant organisations or litigation chambers they would be interested in working with in their application form. The final discretion on the placement of the Fellows with a
host organisation remains with CCG and the Selection Committee.

Important Details

  • Duration: 10-month, full-time Fellowship
  • No. of fellows to be awarded: 2 to be awarded by a Selection Committee
  • Placement of the fellows: Either in specific civil society organizations undertaking litigation around digital rights or litigation chambers that are involved in significant digital rights litigation.
  • Commencement: The Fellowship will commence in January 2021.
  • Stipend: A monthly, non-negotiable stipend of INR 50,000 /- will be provided to each Fellow.

Eligibility

Applicants for the Fellowship must –

  • Be born on or after January 1, 1988;
  • Be registered with the Bar Council of India;
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in and commitment to the development of digital rights;
  • Have excellent legal writing, drafting and oral advocacy skills.

Selection Process

Interested applicants must submit –

● A signed and completed DIGITAL Fellowship 2021 Application Form, available here.

● The form has the following two essay questions, which applicants have to answer in a maximum of 5000 characters (including spaces):

a. List up to 5 cases you were directly involved with in your career, which in your opinion have been impactful. Give details of the cases including the judicial forum, outcome and impact, as well as your own role in achieving them. We encourage applicants to highlight experience in fundamental rights / digital rights litigation.

b. If granted the Fellowship, please clearly articulate your goals, their alignment with the Fellowship’s objectives, and how you would go about achieving them. Please also specify how the Fellowship fits in with your broader professional goals.
Applicants should note that they cannot save their work on the application form and return to it later, so they may find it advisable to prepare their essays beforehand.

● A two-page Curriculum Vitae (CV);
● A writing sample (published or unpublished article, essay, blog) between 1000-2000 words on a topic related to the Fellowship.
● Names and contact details of two professional or academic referees who can be contacted for an oral or a short written reference (to be filled in the form).

Please combine the CV and writing samples in a single PDF file labelled as “Your name – DIGITAL Fellowship”. The PDF should be uploaded on the link provided in the application form.
Since we require applicants to upload their CV and writing sample, accessing the form requires a Google (Gmail) login. For applicants not having a Google (Gmail) account, we encourage them to create an account, following the quick and simple steps here.


Deadline

All applications must be submitted by December 22, 2020, 11:59 PM IST.

We will contact only shortlisted candidates.

For more details on NLU Delhi-CCG’s DIGITAL Fellowship 2021, Click Here.

To apply for NLU Delhi-CCG’s DIGITAL Fellowship 2021, Click Here.

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