Civil Society Practitioners Programme (CSPP)

We are inviting applications from the global South to fill two places
on our Civil Society Practitioners Programme (CSPP). This visitor
programme is intended for Civil Society Practitioners of distinction
or outstanding promise who wish to visit the Oxford Internet Institute
(OII) for a period of six weeks between February and December 2008,
to undertake research concerning the social impact of the Internet
and related ICTs. The successful applicants will receive:

A subsistence allowance of 3800 GBP (7500 USD) to cover research
expenses and living costs during their stay in Oxford
A travel grant of up to 1000 GBP (2000 USD) for travel to and from
the UK

Applications will ideally be submitted by Civil Society Practitioners
in or from the global South, active in the areas of freedom of
expression, media reform, media justice, and communications and
information policy in the globalized context of the Internet.

The deadline for completed applications to reach us is 26 September
2007. Final notification of an award will occur in November 2007.
Successful candidates will be expected to take up their six week
residency in Oxford at any time between February and December 2008.

Application and contact details:

This programme has been made possible through funding by the media
policy portfolio in the Knowledge, Creativity and Freedom Program of
the Ford Foundation.

Comments are most welcome