Amy Mahan Research Fellowship Program to Assess the Impact of Public Access to ICTs

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Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Amy Mahan Research Fellowship Program to Assess the Impact of Public Access to ICTs.

Up to 12 Research Fellowships will be awarded, each providing a grant of up to 22,000 € and specialized guidance to enable emerging scholars to carry out their own new and original research study examining the impact of public access to information and communication technologies (ICT).

Emerging developing country researchers from Africa, the Middle East, the Asia Pacific region and Latin America and the Caribbean are invited to apply for a Fellowship. They may submit their application and conduct their research in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish. The deadline for applying is Midnight Eastern Standard Time, 31 December 2009. 

The Program is an eighteen-months project sponsored by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and managed by Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, in collaboration with scholars from Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina, the University of the Philippines, Manila, and the LINK Centre, South Africa.

Detailed information is available at The Frequently Asked Questions section is comprehensive and a good starting place to learn more about the Program.

Until her passing on 5 March 2009, Amy Mahan was active in ICT for Development as a researcher and an activist. The Amy Mahan Research Fellowship Program is one of three important initiatives honoring our friend and colleague, Amy Mahan. The other two are:

The Amy Mahan Young Researcher Fellowship in Pro-poor pro-market telecommunications inclusion policies.

Global Information Society Watch 2009

Kindly disseminate this announcement to other researchers and scholars who might be interested in ICT for development research.

Francisco J. Proenza
UPF Program Manager and Visiting Professor of ICT for Development
Universitat Pompeu Fabra

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