Are you a champion of open science and open data? Mozilla is seeking researchers eager to advance openness in science and data within their institutions.
The Mozilla Fellowships for Science present a unique opportunity for researchers who want to influence the future of open science and data sharing within their communities.
We're looking for researchers with a passion for open source and data sharing, already working to shift research practice to be more collaborative, iterative and open. Fellows will spend 10 months starting September 2016 as community catalysts at their institutions, mentoring the next generation of open data practitioners and researchers and building lasting change in the global open science community.
Throughout their fellowship year, chosen fellows will receive training and support from Mozilla to hone their skills around open source, data sharing, open science policy and licensing. They will also craft code, curriculum and other learning resources that help their local communities learn open data practices, and teach forward to their peers.
The call closes JULY 15, 2016 at 11:59PM EDT.
champion change within their university around open source and data sharing,
create code, curriculum and other learning resources that help others learn open science practices,
participate in Mozilla workweeks, trainings and community events (MozFest, code sprints, Working Open Workshops, etc.),
participate and help lead regular community calls,
serve as mentors and leaders within their communities,
communicate and share openly their work on an ongoing basis (e.g., through GitHub repositories, scholarly preprints and blog posts).
NOTE: Fellows are encouraged to continue their personal research for up to 20% of their time during the course of their fellowship (i.e., one day a week). Fellowship applicants must have buy-in from their supervisors in advance, and include supervisors' contact information on the application. Advisers will be interviewed separately should applicants move on to the second round, and their support will be a critical consideration for acceptance of fellows.
The Fellowships are designed to allow for flexibility for both Fellows and their families. The standard fellowship offers a stipend of $60,000 USD*, paid in 10 monthly installments. Fellows are responsible for remitting all applicable taxes and other government payments as required.
To help offset cost of living, the fellowship also provides supplements for childcare and health insurance, and helps pay for research/equipment and books. The fellowships also covers the costs of required travel for fellowship activities.
Fellows will receive:
A stipend of $60,000 USD*, paid in 10 monthly installments.
One-time health insurance supplement for Fellows and their families, ranging from $3,500 for single Fellows to $7,000 for a couple with two or more children.
One-time childcare allotment of up to $6,000 for families with children.
Allowance of up to $3,000 towards the purchase of laptop computer, digital cameras, recorders and computer software; fees for continuing studies or other courses, research fees or payments, to the extent related to the fellowship.
All approved fellowship trips – domestic and international – are covered in full.
* Proposed fellowship amounts are gross amounts and may be reduced by applicable taxes in the various applicable jurisdictions. Read more in our website FAQ for the fellowships.
Fellows must be:
Currently employed at a research institution.
Have the ability to accept outside funds for this fellowship directly.
Currently an early-career researcher (i.e, graduate students, post-docs, research scientists, lecturers).
Specializing in the life sciences or natural sciences.
Able to travel.
Supported by their supervisors. As fellows will be based at their home institutions, please note that a letter of support from their supervisor is mandatory for consideration.
Have experience participating in open communities.