Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows Program

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The Ford Foundation is a New York headquartered, globally oriented private foundation with the mission of advancing human welfare. Created in 1936 by Edsel Ford and Henry Ford, it was originally funded by a US$25,000 gift from Edsel Ford. Mozilla is a free software community best known for producing the Firefox web browser. The Mozilla community uses, develops, spreads and supports Mozilla products, thereby promoting exclusively free software and open standards, with only minor exceptions. About the Fellowship The Ford Foundation and Mozilla are joining together to create the Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows program. This program is designed to find emerging technical leaders who have a passion for Internet policy and advocacy. Each year, we will select a group of developers, technologists, hackers and data crunchers to spend 10 months working as a Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow embedded in our host organizations. Fellowships are paid positions, and emphasize open-source development that strengthens specific organizations and the larger policy and advocacy community. Applications for the 2015 Fellows are open now, and the deadline to apply is Wednesday, December 31, 2014


They are looking for people with a track record of making and contributing to projects – through a variety of skill sets, including technology, organizing, and education — and an interest in working with Mozilla and our host organizations on specific initiatives to advance and protect the free and open Web. We are an inclusive program and seek Fellows that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Women and other under-represented participants in technology are strongly encouraged to apply for a Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellowship.

 Monetary Support:

The Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellowship is designed to allow flexibility for both Fellows and Partner organizations. The standard Fellowship offers a stipend of $60,000 paid in 10 monthly instalments. Fellows are responsible for remitting all applicable taxes and other government payments as required. Mozilla may, in consultation with Fellows and Host organizations, elect to vary the amount and Duration: to accommodate the needs and availability of individual fellows and organizations. To help offset cost of living in the Host Organization location cities, the Fellowship also provides supplements for housing, childcare, health insurance, moving expenses, and helps pay for research/equipment and books. The Fellowship also covers the costs of required travel for Fellowship activities.

Duration: 10 Months

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