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Reuters Digital Vision Program Invites Applications From Social Entrepreneurs

The Reuters Digital Vision Program ( http://rdvp.org/ ) at Stanford University, sponsored by the Reuters Foundation (www.foundation.reuters.com)supports individuals who seek to develop technology-based solutions in the interest of humanitarian, educational, and sustainable development goals. The program is designed to foster social entrepreneurship and inter-disciplinary projects that address real needs in under-served communities. The nine-month program takes place at Stanford during the academic year. The program awards approximately fifteen fellowships each year to exceptional social entrepreneurs and technology professionals from around the world. Successful candidates have innovative ideas and are passionate about implementing a project to empower individuals and communities in the developing world. Applicants must have at least five years of full-time professional experience working with information and communications technologies in their organizations. Applicants should have an in-depth knowledge of, and interest in, the latest information and communications technology applications and their implementation in the developing world. There is no age limit, but the minimum educational qualification is a bachelor’s degree. Typically, Digital Vision Fellows are at a mid-career stage, and many have advanced degrees and/or technology backgrounds. The administrative and tuition costs associated with participating in the program will be provided by the Reuters Foundation and its co-sponsors. Additionally, DV Fellows are eligible to apply for funding from the program in support of their prototype development. In an effort to accommodate full-time employees of technology firms, the Digital Vision program also accepts applications for Corporate Fellowships. Corporate fellows are not required to be on campus full-time, and they may continue to perform their full-time professional duties in their organizations. Each Corporate Fellow is sponsored by their company or organization, which includes a fellowship tuition fee. For further program information, application procedures, and details on past fellows and their projects, visit the Reuters Digital Vision Program’s Web site. The deadline for applications is April 3, 2006.

Amy Lang
Amy Lang is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the University of British Columbia. She wrote her dissertation on British Columbia’s groundbreaking Citizens’ Assembly process, and is currently doing follow-up research on the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly.

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