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[liberationtech] Call for applications: Social Innovation in a Digital Context 2013 (Sweden)

Marcin de Kaminski marcin at
Fri Mar 22 06:46:45 PDT 2013

Dear all,

Please feel free to circulate this freely:

Social Innovation in a Digital Context 2013

Social Innovation in a Digital Context (SIDC) is a one year academic
scholarship programme for social and digital innovators from the Middle
East, North Africa and South Asia. The programme is carried out in
cooperation with Lund University.

SIDC focuses on the relationship between digital technology and
socio-political change, and how change makers can harness this
relationship to build better societies. It contains both practical and
theoretical components and is designed to support social and digital
innovators to pursue work in the fields of digital technology, new
media, and social and political change.

The aim of the programme is for participants to develop creative and
viable individual projects that help strengthen human rights and
democracy building in their home countries, as well as boosting
understanding of the use of digital tools for sociopolitical change.

Who can apply?

Innovators from the Middle East, North Africa or South Asia that want to
engage in innovative project work can apply to SIDC. You should have an
existing outreach platform in your home country and want to bring a
project proposal from idea to reality or want to further develop an
existing project. The project should be directly connected to your home
context and be based on the work and movements that you’re engaged in,
as well as your personal skills. It is important that the project is
tied to digitalization/digital technology to some extent.

For this year’s programme we are particularly looking for applicants
with knowledge of and skills in computer technology and Internet
security. You might for example have a background in law, IT,
entrepreneurship, sociology or political science. The aim is to recruit
individuals from a broad range of disciplines, professions, and
backgrounds and it is important that you both have academic competence
as well as practical skills.

Admitted applicants will be provided with free housing in student
housing complexes in Lund and granted a monthly stipend that covers
meals and living expenses.

SIDC suits innovators who intend to return home upon completion of the
programme and launch the projects they have developed in Sweden in their
home environments.

More information along with instructions for applicants can be found at:

For more information about the application procedure, please contact:
Maria Henoch, programme manager at the Swedish Institute,

For more information about the program design and content, please contact:
Marcin de Kaminski, Lund University Internet Institute,

Marcin de Kaminski: Internet researcher, adviser, analyst

Phone: 0768-045151 (Int: 0046768045151)

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