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[liberationtech] Call for researchers: New study on 'Policy frameworks for digital platforms'- August 2017

Amrita amrita at
Thu Aug 3 05:24:06 PDT 2017


Greetings from IT for Change. We are pleased to announce our new project 
/“Policy frameworks for digital platforms - Moving from Openness to 
Inclusion.” /We are seeking research collaborators for the same and 
request you to circulate this call for expressions of interest among 
your contacts and networks.


Amrita Vasudevan



IT for Change seeks to collaborate with researchers and scholars from 
seven sites in the global South (three in Asia, two in Africa, two in 
South America) and three in the global North (Europe and North America) 
for a research project, ‘Policy Frameworks for digital platforms-Moving 
from openness to inclusion’, supported by the International Development 
Research Centre (IDRC), Canada. The research will span a 14 month period 
beginning October 2017.

A total of USD 13000 will be provided as grant per site. Research 
scholars/ teams are expected to submit a brief expression of interest 
by**August 31, 2017. If shortlisted, they will be invited to develop a 
detailed proposal. IT for Change will work closely with researchers/ 
teams from the proposal development stage through the research process, 
until completion, for conceptual and analytical coherence across sites.

We are looking for researchers from varied fields of expertise. We 
encourage multi-disciplinary approaches and teams, although individual 
research scholars are not discouraged. The country lead will have 
demonstrated research expertise in the areas of digital society / economy.

Preference will be given to candidates affiliated with universities or 
registered research organizations.


Interested researchers may write to platformpolicies at by August 
31, 2017, with the subject line, *Application: Platform policies*.

Applicants are requested to include:

  * Completed project form

  * Most recent CV and two research publications of research team members

For the full call and more details, please visit our website 
For queries and questions please contact _platformpolicies at

Research Assistant
IT for Change
In special consultative status with the United Nations ECOSOC <> M: 7331140702 | T: 080 
2653 6890

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