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Mozilla Science Fellowship Program in US, UK or Canada, 2015-2016

Applications are invited for Mozilla Science Fellowship from researchers who want to influence the future of open science and data sharing within their communities. Fellows will spend 10 months starting September 2015 as community catalysts at their institutions, mentoring the next generation of open data practitioners and researchers and building lasting change in the global open science community. The standard fellowship offers a stipend of $60,000 USD, paid in 10 monthly installments. The application deadline is August 14, 2015.

Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded in life and natural sciences. Disciplines included in “life and natural sciences” are Biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, astronomy, ecology, etc. Fellows will receive training and support from Mozilla to hone their skills around open source and data sharing.
Course Level: This is a ten month fellowship program.
Scholarship Provider: The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
Scholarship can be taken at: Home Institutions (US, UK or Canada)

Eligibility: Fellows must be
-Currently working at a research institution in the US, UK or Canada.
-Currently an early-career researcher (i.e, graduate students, post-docs, research scientists, lecturers)
-Specializing in the life sciences or natural sciences.
-Able to travel.
-Supported by their supervisors. As fellows will be based at their home institutions, please note that a letter of support from their supervisor is mandatory for consideration.
-Have experience participating in open communities.

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Scholarship Open for International Students: Mozilla Science FellowshipResearcher currently working at a research institution in the US, UK or Canada can apply for this science fellowship.

Scholarship Description: The Mozilla Fellowships for Science present a unique opportunity for researchers who want to influence the future of open science and data sharing within their communities. They looking for researchers with a passion for open source and data sharing, already working to shift research practice to be more collaborative, iterative and open. Fellows will spend 10 months starting September 2015 as community catalysts at their institutions, mentoring the next generation of open data practitioners and researchers and building lasting change in the global open science community. Throughout their fellowship year, chosen fellows will receive training and support from Mozilla to hone their skills around open source and data sharing. They will also craft code, curriculum and other learning resources that help their local communities learn open data practices, and teach forward to their peers.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Fellows are required to be based at a university or research institution for the 10 month tenure. The anticipated start date for Fellows is late September, running through June 2016.

What does it cover? The standard fellowship offers a stipend of $60,000 USD, paid in 10 monthly installments. Fellows are responsible for remitting all applicable taxes and other government payments as required. To help offset cost of living, the fellowship also provides supplements for childcare and health insurance, and helps pay for research/equipment and books. The fellowship also covers the costs of required travel for fellowship activities. Fellows will receive:
-A stipend of $60,000 USD, paid in 10 monthly installments.
-One-time health insurance supplement for Fellows and their families, ranging from $3,500 for single Fellows to $7,000 for a couple with two or more children.
-One-time childcare allotment for families with children of up to $6,000.
-Allowance of up to $3,000 towards the purchase of laptop computer, digital cameras, recorders and computer software; fees for continuing studies or other courses, research fees or payments, to the extent related to the fellowship.
-All approved fellowship trips – domestic and international – are covered in full.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Online Application

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is August 14, 2015.

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