CCG National Law University announces Research Fellowship Program 2014


Centre for Communication Governance, National Law University, Delhi (CCG) invites applications to fill three places in its Research Fellowship Programme for 2014-15 session Over the course of a year, CCG has estd itself as a leading, credible organization for research in the field of information law and policy; the Centre routinely works with a range of academic institutions and policy organizations These include the Berkman Center at Harvard University, the Programme in Comparative Media Law & Policy at the University of Oxford, the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford University, Freedom House, the Internet & Jurisdiction Project, the Media Legal Defence Initiative and the Global Network of Interdisciplinary Internet & Society Research Centers


About the Fellowships The CCG Fellowship is a highly competitive research programme designed to build competence and raise the quality of discourse in research & policy around issues concerning civil liberties and the Internet in India Fellowship output is intended to catalyze effective, research-led policy making and informed public debate around issues in civil liberties and technology and Internet governance The Fellowship covers three broad areas: Civil Liberties: Research in this area will be expected to engage with questions concerning development of the human rights and civil liberties discourse in the context of the Internet & emerging communication technology in India Privacy, Surveillance & Big Data: Research in this area will be expected to consider questions concerning the treatment of personal data by large public and private data collectors and processors fellows could undertake research concerning surveillance as well as data protection practices, laws and policies Internet Governance: Fellowships in this area will be expected to contribute to creating competence in Internet governance in India across the various global for a in which these issues are being deliberated Fellows will be expected to collect and analyze historical and current information concerning the interests and positions of nations from the Global South Generally& India in particular


Qualifications Candidates with degrees in law, public policy, management or the social sciences, generally The Centre welcomes applications from candidates with degrees in law, public policy, management or the social sciences, generally Candidates from other disciplines, who satisfy the remainder of the eligibility requirements, may address a brief letter of inquiry to in order to determine their suitability All candidates must be able to provide evidence of an interest in civil liberties, and preferably in technology policy as well. In addition, they must have a demonstrable capacity for high-quality, independent work As a young, fast-expanding organization, CCG anticipates that all members of the Centre will have to manage large burdens of substantive as well as administrative work in addition to research The Centre seeks highly motivated candidates with a deep commitment to research as well as to institution building Remuneration Salaries will be competitive, and will usually range from Rs 30000/- to Rs 50000/- per month, depending on multiple factors including the larger research project under which candidates proposals can be accommodated Where candidates demonstrate exceptional competence in the view of the Centres Research Director, there is a possibility for greater remuneration


Procedure for Application Interested applicants are required to send the following information and materials by 27th September 2014 to the Registrar, National Law University, Delhi at email Applications must also be marked to 1) Current Curriculum Vitae 2) Contact details for two referees. Referees must be informed that they might be contacted for an oral reference or a brief written reference 3) One academic writing sample of between 1000 and 1500 words (essay or extract, published or unpublished) 4) A 750 word outline for a research paper that the candidate proposes to produce over the course of the Fellowship, reflecting literature review Last date to submitted application form is: 27th September 2014
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