Center for Digital Society Research Fellowship Program
Thu, 30 Aug 2018 || By Admin CfDS

You can access the full program guideline here

 

Location: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Position: Visiting Researcher

 

Introduction

Center for Digital Society is a research center established by the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta. The institution is created under the concern over the impeccable influence of information technology on the contemporary dynamics of society and politics. The phenomenon triggers new patterns and complexities in the society, and thus requires new approaches in managing such complexities.

CfDS pledged to delve more into the study of contemporary digital society, including related issues surrounding the topic; such as the issues of smart city and urban development. The emphasis is then put on the utilization of technology to shape the society in becoming digitized, as well as to bring solvency to social issues.

 

Program

Center for Digital Society aims to expand its collaborative research scope by inviting early career scholars to conduct research related to digital society issues. We are looking to work with scholars from all disciplines to take part in our research environment in this fellowship program.

 

Requirements

  • Applicants are open to early career researchers (non-Indonesian nationality) who:
    • are currently pursuing their master’s degree (preferably undergoing thesis with a corresponding theme to the topics given), or
    • have received their master’s degree in relevant studies
  • Fluency in English
  • Committed and willing to take part in Center for Digital Society research activities

 

Responsibilities

  1. Conduct research related to the given topics
  2. Contribute to CfDS collective research and academic activities (discussion, dissemination, etc.)

 

Fellowship benefits

  • An all-inclusive and fixed monthly stipend
  • Research grant
  • Opportunity to have their research published in books or journals
  • Networks with public and private stakeholders

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Benefits

In US Dollars

1

Living costs

US$ 750

2

Research grant

US$ 750

(Living cost in Yogyakarta refer to https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Yogyakarta?displayCurrency=USD)

 

Theme and topics

Our general theme is related to one of our main research themes, that is: The Future Technology and Society. Higher preferences will be given to candidates who are focusing its research on analyzing the social dimension sector of the following research topics:

  1. Big data and digital society
  2. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital society
  3. Cloud computing and digital society
  4. Cybersecurity and digital society

 

Application

Please submit one original and one copy of a complete application consisting of the following:

  1. Cover letter (1 page)
  2. Research Statement
    1. elaborating on what you think are the key questions to be examined regarding digital society for the next 2-3 years (300-500 words)
  3. Research Plan for one project
    1. the plan should address the research question, methodology and timeline for 2 months (1 page each, 1.5-spaced)
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Official academic transcript of grades
  6. Supporting documents (English proficiency proof, etc)

 

Qualification for acceptance

  1. By the end of the application process CfDS will disclose the grading and decision which were made by our board of directors. The results would be the following
    1. 90-100: Comprehensive research plan, strong research statement, supported by relevant experience.
    2. 89-79: Good research plan, clear research statement, and supported by experience in doing research.
    3. 79-69: Qualified research plan, satisfying research statement, and supported by studying experience.
    4. >69: unqualified

 

Timeline

Application Closed

Assessment

Announcement

Visiting Researcher Preparation Period

Fellowship Period

25 September 2018

26-28 September 2018

01 October 2018

01 – 21 October 2018

22 October –

21 December 2018

 

Enquiries: please contact the Fellowship Program Coordinator, Arumdriya Murwani (arumdriya.murwani@outlook.com).

Please send the application in a compressed version to cfds.fisipol@ugm.ac.id with subject: Research Fellowship Program – Candidate.

Application will be closed by 25th September 2018, 11.59 pm (GMT+7).

 

You can access the full program guideline here