The Global Impact Study of Public Access to Information and Communication Technologies is a five-year, CAD $7.2-million research project sponsored by Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The objectives of the Amy Mahan Research Fellowship Program are to deepen and strengthen the capacity of emerging scholars in developing countries to carry out rigorous research on the impact of public access to ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies), while simultaneously increasing the availability of high-quality research in the subject area coming from the developing regions of the world.
The Program will award up to 12 Research Fellowships to teams of emerging scholars from developing countries in Africa and the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean.
These fellowships will provide research grant funding and specialized mentoring guidance to enable Fellows to carry out a new original research study that addresses one or more critical research questions regarding the impact of public access to ICTs.
Competition for the Fellowships is open to emerging researchers with excellent credentials, a good research proposal and suitable institutional backing.
Eligible candidates may apply as sole researchers, but applications from teams of scholars are encouraged and will be favored by the selection process, given the added value that can be derived from collaborative efforts, particularly when research teams include members from various disciplines.
For more fellowship information and application, see: Amy Mahan Research Fellowship Program Website