2015 Ford-Mozilla Fellowship for Open Web Advocacy (USD 60,000)

Application Deadline: December 31st 2014

Are you a developer, technologist, designer, community organizer, or policy nut that wants to help save the Internet, and keep it free and open? Apply to become a 2015 Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow.

The Ford Foundation and Mozilla are joining together to create the Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows program. This program is designed to find emerging technical leaders who have a passion for Internet policy and advocacy.

Each year, a group of developers, technologists, hackers and data crunchers are selected to spend 10 months working as a Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow embedded in our host organizations. Fellowships are paid positions, and emphasize open-source development that strengthens specific organizations and the larger policy and advocacy community


Who Should Apply:

  • Emerging leaders who have a passion for informing the public policies that impact the Internet.
  • People with a track record of making and contributing to projects – through a variety of skill sets, including technology, organizing, and education — and an interest in working with Mozilla and our host organizations on specific initiatives to advance and protect the free and open Web.
  • Women and other under-represented participants in technology are strongly encouraged to apply for a Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellowship.

The 2015 Fellowships

  • Five nonprofit organizations around the world will be hosting our five Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows in 2015.
  • During the Fellowship, we will immerse the next generation of leaders in projects that create better technical understanding among civil society and policy makers.
  • It will also create a stronger affirmative agenda that creates better public awareness of Internet policy issues, and improved cross-sector coordination.

Benefits:Financial Benefits

The Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellowship is designed to allow flexibility for both Fellows and Partner organizations. The standard Fellowship offers a stipend of $60,000, paid in 10 monthly installments. Fellows are responsible for remitting all applicable taxes and other government payments as required.

Health Insurance Supplement

The Fellowship pays a 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. Funds are provided by way of monthly reimbursement.

Moving Allowance

Up to $2,000 for Fellows moving between cities within their country of origin. Up to $4,000 for Fellows moving outside their country of origin. The Fellowship also offers a supplemental allowance for families with children of up to $2,000.


Up to $3,000 annually will be given towards the purchase of laptop computers, digital cameras, recorders, fees for Continuing Studies or other courses related to the Fellowship, computer software, research fees or payments, and travel expenses for conferences or other research related to the Fellow’s research or study.

Server Allowance

Up to $250 to cover the server costs associated with deploying projects such as fees for Heroku, Amazon Web Services, and domain registration.

Travel Allowance

All approved Fellowship trips – domestic and international – are covered. Additional travel required by the Partner Organizations will be covered by them.

Visa Assistance

Mozilla will work directly with Host Organizations to secure temporary work visas on behalf of Fellows who require them.

 Apply Now for the Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellowship

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellowship


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