Application Deadline:Thursday, May 28, 2020 12pm PT

Critical civil society organizations fight inequality, protect the public, and partner with the public sector to serve its citizens. In the era of ubiquitous technology, it’s paramount that civil society also work to address societal issues, as they converge with the digital world. Building capacity at the intersection of technology and society will help ensure the relevance and sustainability of these institutions.

The Ford Foundation and Mozilla are partnering to strengthen organizations in the Global South by layering technology strategies into their work. This will help create a ‘third space’ where key civil society organizations and tech-focused individuals address issues at the intersection of technology and society. This will also seek to address the political element of technology — that technology as a neutral tool is affected by its creators and their biases. Benefits, harms and side effects come from how systems are designed, what data is selected to train them and what business rules they are given.

We envision that, in 10 years, this collaborative ‘third space’ will flourish in the Global South in which civil society organizations demonstrate strong capacity to address major issues at the nexus of social justice and technology. These organizations will leverage technology to promote these issues while preventing or mitigating their risks.

At the program level, Ford and Mozilla will place senior technology strategists as Fellows within select organizations and coalitions that are foundational to the strength and capacity of regional civil society.

Fellows will help increase the impact of the organization’s work by supporting them to recognize, design, and implement a strategy that accounts for the impact of technology on the organization’s mission.


In addition to the criteria above, candidates for the Tech + Society Fellowship will:
● Be an experienced technologist.
● Reside or have work authorization in the host country.
● Have relevant cultural knowledge of the host country.
● Be strategically-minded and consultant-oriented with experience in identifying problems and
solutions at the intersection of technology and social justice issues.
● Be able to carry out fellowship work to an extent generally consistent with full-time engagement.
Engagement length is a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 2 years, with an expectation that
most will go for the full two year cycle.

Full Application
To help you prepare your full application, we’ve provided a list of application questions below. Please

● You must submit your application using the application form on Mozilla’s Fluxx portal
● Your application must be submitted in English
● The character counts below include spaces

Key Dates

  • Registration Deadline- Thursday, May 28, 2020 12pm PT
  • Full Application Deadline- Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12pm PT
  • Notification of Results- By July 31 2020

How to Apply
The application for a Mozilla Fellowship is a two part process: 1) registration and 2) full application. The
registration form and full application must be submitted in English using Mozilla’s Fluxx portal.

  1. Registration: To begin the application process, complete the Mozilla Fellows 2020-2021
    Registration Form. Within two business days of submitting your registration form, you will receive
    an email from with instructions to set your password on Mozilla’s Fluxx portal
    The answers you provide on your registration form will become a part of your full application, and
    will be assessed by reviewers. Please provide accurate and complete responses to the questions
    on the registration form.
  2. Full application: To complete the full application, log in to your account on A full application form will be available in the “Drafts” section of the portal.
    Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email within two business days.
    If you have not received a confirmation email within two business days please email
    [email protected]


The application for a Mozilla Fellowship is a two part process: 1) registration and 2) full application. The registration form and full application must be submitted in English using Mozilla’s Fluxx portal.

Questions about the Tech + Society fellowship? Contact [email protected].

Need technical assistance using Fluxx? Contact [email protected].

(Technical support is available Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm EDT.)

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Mozilla Fellows for Tech + Society Fellowship 2020

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