UC Berkeley Tech Policy Fellows Program:Call for Applications(Fully-funded to USA)

Sponsored by the CITRIS Policy Lab and the Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

The UC Berkeley Tech Policy Fellows program offers scholars and practitioners the opportunity to spend six months to a year as a non-residential fellow at UC Berkeley to conduct research; share expertise and experiences with faculty, staff, and students; and develop technical or policy interventions that support responsible technology development and use.


Fellows will have the opportunity to collaborate with each other; to engage with faculty, staff, and students; and to contribute in meaningful ways to the UC Berkeley academic community.

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We seek to attract a diverse cohort of fellows from different backgrounds, disciplines, and sectors (e.g., industry, journalism, government, civil society, academia) who would like to pursue a project that focuses on technical and/or policy strategies in one or more of the following thematic areas:

    • Responsible development and use of artificial intelligence in the public and private sectors
    • Effective content moderation at scale
    • Prosocial recommender systems
    • Mitigating and/or effectively countering harmful mis- and disinformation
    • Responsible platform data scraping
    • Blockchain in the public sector (e.g., health, government services)
    • Relationship between EU policy strategies (e.g., Digital Services Act, Digital Markets Act, Data Governance Act, and EU AI Act) and US policy strategies (e.g., Platform Accountability and Transparency Act, NIST AI Risk Management Framework, National AI Initiative Act)
    • And other proposed topics related to responsible technology and policy

Program Details


Up to six fellows will be selected. Fellowships are for up to one year and will be primarily non-residential, although local participants are welcome to attend and participate in on-campus events, meetings, and other activities. At this time, fellows should not expect to receive financial remuneration. This opportunity is currently not available for students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs.


Fellows will receive:

    • A UC Berkeley email address and Google workspace account
    • Access to university libraries and collections



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