Mozilla Fellowship for Science Program 2018

Mozilla Fellowship for Science Program 2018

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.

Mozilla is 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 2018 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 term, 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 their institutional peers.

Mozilla Fellowships provide resources, tools, community and amplification to those building a more humane digital world. During their tenure, Fellows use their skill sets — in technology, in activism, in science, in policy — to design products, run campaigns, influence policy and ultimately lay the groundwork for a more open and inclusive internet.


champion change within their university or other institution 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, Global Sprint, Working Open Workshops, etc.)
participate in 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)

Eligibility Requirements:

be currently based at or affiliated with a research institution

have the ability to accept outside funds for this fellowship directly (i.e., not distributed through the institution)
be an early-career researcher (i.e., graduate students, post-docs, research scientists, lecturers)
specialize in scientific research: physical, life, social, library, or natural sciences
be able to travel
obtain support from their advisors. As fellows will be based at their home institutions, please note that a letter of support from their advisor is mandatory for consideration
have experience participating in open communities

Application Deadline: April 20th, 2018.

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