DWeb Fellows

How to Apply

The application for the DWeb Fellowship Program 2024 is now CLOSED. We hope you will apply next year!

The Fellowship Team will get back to applicants by May 6th, 2024.

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About the DWeb Fellowship Program

Decentralized technologies have the potential to create a better web—one that upholds people’s privacy, security, and self-determination. While the current web has failed to meet the needs of all users, it has particularly disadvantaged some communities more than others. These are the very communities that stand to benefit the most from decentralized web tools and platforms. 

We are seeking community organizers, technologists, educators, researchers, activists, journalists, designers, creators and everyone in between who are not only imagining a better web but also building it for and with historically marginalized and underserved communities. Whether you are working on developing an internet circumvention tool, running a community mesh network, or curating an exhibition on data ownership, we would like to hear your voices as we gather to build a more just, inclusive and accessible web at DWeb Camp 2024.

Details

Our DWeb Fellowship program invites outstanding individuals who are creating or employing technologies in ways that uplift communities facing systemic inequality and help bring about autonomy, resilience, justice and social equity through network technologies.

Fellows will be expected to:

  • Attend online and in-person orientations and team-building activities before and during the event

  • Share their knowledge, skills, or experience with other DWeb Campers, by giving a talk and/or leading a workshop or discussion during the event

  • Write or give a presentation of their reflections following the event at a DWeb meetup

  • Participate in Camp Build and Takedown 

Those who are awarded the Fellowship will receive funding to cover the costs of travel and food, in addition to free registration and accommodations at Camp Navarro. Typically, the Fellowship visit in San Francisco spans 7 to 9 days (August 5 to August 12, 2024).

Qualifications

We seek individuals who:

  • Are rooted in projects and communities that use decentralized technologies or technologies as public goods

  • Work directly with and for under-resourced communities — such as populations that have no internet, for whom internet access is too expensive to afford, or for whom access is censored, surveilled, or otherwise compromised

  • Believe in the potential of decentralized web technologies to expand information access, as well as connect and strengthen communities

  • Are committed to integrating social and environmental justice into their work

  • Are committed to creating and upholding communities of care in the DWeb ecosystem

  • Are excited to share their knowledge, experience, skills, and ideas about how a better, more resilient web can be built 

 

NOTE: We welcome applicants from anywhere in the world. If you need to apply for a non-immigrant visa to the United States, we will work with you to try and secure a visa appointment time at a US consulate office that is convenient for you. If you need to start the visa application process immediately, please email us at dweb+fellowship@archive.org 

Additional Information

Our 2023 DWeb Fellows

Our 2022 DWeb Fellows

Our 2019 DWeb Fellows

A reflection by two 2022 DWeb Fellows, Dana Beltrán Barbosa and María Alvarez Malvido – Rethinking technologies. Dreaming collectively at DWeb from the APC blog, 7 Dec 2022

Support a Fellow

You can become a Fellowship Sponsor.  Contact us at dwebcamp@archive.org for more information.

To support our Fellowship Program in any amount, we accept donations in USD and USDC. We can issue a tax receipt for your donation.

If you would like to donate in USD please donate through Ticketing Site with the "Please make a donation" option at the very bottom of the tickets.

To donate in cryptocurrencies, here are our DWeb Camp cryptocurrency addresses:
 

USDC (on Ethereum)

0xfcf0347f49d00f01555154c240b572ece24a9d7c


Once you've made a donation, please write to dwebcamp@archive.org to let us know you're supporting the Fellowship Program, list the specific currency the donation is made in. Please also include your name, donation amount, transaction ID and date, and we will issue you an official tax letter.