CyberBRICS Fellowship Programme

CyberBRICS Fellowship Programme to be hosted at FGV Law School, Rio de Janeiro.

The programme will offer five remunerated fellowships, from February to July 2019, at FGV DIREITO RIO, to support selected scholars having relevant experience in data protection and cybersecurity frameworks in at least one of the BRICS countries.

The full Call for Applications is available at   

The CyberBRICS Project is the result of 2 years of consultations with a wide range of  partners and stakeholders, including a dedicated IGF workshop, in 2017; consultations with the Brazilian Foreign Affairs Ministry, the China International Publishing Group and the Open Society Foundations; and extensive exchanges with CyberBRICS partners.*

The CyberBRICS fellows will be selected by a commission formed by Prof Luca Belli, from FGV DIREITO RIO (Brazil), Prof Alexey Ivanov, from the Higher School of Economics (Russia), Ms Elonnai Hickok, from the Centre for Internet and Society (India), Prof Shen Yi, from Fudan University (China), and Prof Alison Gillwald, from the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance University of Cape Town (South Africa).

 Over a six month period, selected fellows will receive a monthly salary comprised between USD 2.200 and 2.500 (see item 5 of the Call) and will be expected to be based in Rio de Janeiro, where they will have a dedicated office within the FGV main building, in 190 praia de Botafogo. 

*The CyberBRICS Project was developed thanks to inputs from the Higher School of Economics and the Center for New Media and Society (Russia); the Centre for Internet and Society (India); the University of Hong Kong and the Fudan University (China); and Research ICT Africa and the University of Cape Town (South Africa).