2023 Center for Tech & Society Call for Fellows: Emerging Tech

2023 Center for Tech & Society Call for Fellows: Emerging Tech

ADL Center for Technology and Society (CTS) is accepting applications for Fellows to focus on the potential harms–as well as opportunities–of emerging tech on hate, harassment and extremism. The fellowships take place over twelve months and can be in-residence at ADL (remote or hybrid) or on an external project basis. Topics of interest include risks of generative AI for targets of hate, policy implications of generative AI and large language models, ways AI could be used for bias-reduction interventions, AI-based content moderation, or other ways these emerging technologies may exacerbate hate and harassment. Fellows will help ADL identify research and policy priorities in emerging tech and would be a core part of developing our work in this space.

The fellowships are open to practitioners or researchers in any relevant field, including social science, technical fields, humanities, policy or law. Applicants must have a strong knowledge of the social and policy implications of digital platforms and be comfortable translating their findings for broad audiences, including for internal stakeholders, external policymakers, and the general public.

ADL is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. Founded in 1913, its timeless mission is “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of antisemitism and bias, using innovation and partnerships to drive impact. A global leader in combating antisemitism, countering extremism and battling bigotry wherever and whenever it happens, ADL works to protect democracy and ensure a just and inclusive society for all.

CTS is a research-driven advocacy center that works to end the proliferation of antisemitism and all forms of hate and harassment online. Our team partners with industry, civil society, government and targeted communities to expose these harms, hold tech companies accountable and fight for just, equitable online spaces.

ADL and Fellows will agree on a set of deliverables and interactions that depend on the Fellows’ expertise and background. Deliverables could include: conducting research and preparing public-facing reports, drafting blog posts in response to tech developments, convenings with other experts, assisting with existing CTS projects, or internal policy or legislative analysis and recommendations.

CTS supports both sustained and short term research, such as our Belfer Fellowship program, our annual surveys of hate and harassment on social media and in online games, and our tech accountability report cards.

Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods approaches are all welcome.

Please submit a CV and 1-2 page cover letter outlining your expertise, and an example of a project or topics you would pursue in collaboration with CTS. We encourage applicants to include a sample of either scholarly or public-facing work (preferably published or in the publishing pipeline). Please indicate how your expertise and proposed projects/topics align with ADL’s priorities of securing justice for all in a digital environment, and CTS’s work to end the proliferation of all forms of hate and harassment online. All materials should be sent to cts@adl.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; those received by May 15 will receive closest consideration.

The fellowships include a stipend for twelve months and are flexible in terms of time commitment. Fellowships will begin as early as June 2023.

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