[Accessibility] A fellowship opportunity

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Fri Jan 30 06:53:18 PST 2004

I forward the following announcement from Stanford University in the
expectation that a fellowship in the program described in this
announcement might help fund some of the work we need. Please think
about how that might work, and who we might want to suggest apply. Of
course, it would be easier if the application deadline were after the
planning meeting we've proposed to NSF--but that is not so.


The Digital Vision Fellowship Program at Stanford University is
accepting applications for 2004-05 (September-June). The application
deadline is March 1, 2004. Twelve Fellowships will be awarded on May 17,

The Program

Digital Vision Fellows design and build ICT-based solutions for the
developing world. DV Fellows draw on the resources of Stanford
University and Silicon Valley to create a sustainable technology project
that serves a humanitarian purpose in the developing world. DV Fellows
research the needs and requirements of their project, identify the best
technology implementation choices, create proof-of-concept prototypes,
and develop sustainable business models. Financial support is available
for prototype development.

DV Fellows have "Visiting Scholar" privileges at Stanford, including the
ability to audit academic courses. Fellows also participate in a
structured Digital Vision Program with weekly seminars and workshops. DV
Fellows collaborate with Stanford faculty, students, and with each
other. Additionally, the program facilitates connections between DV
Fellows and Silicon Valley leaders from corporations, venture finance
and philanthropy.

Who Should Apply

First and foremost, Digital Vision Fellows are social entrepreneurs who
are focused on ICT solutions. Successful candidates are professionals
who wish to apply their skills to a humanitarian project, and program
managers who are engaged in ICT projects in the developing world. For
additional information please click on the "Become a Fellow" link on our
Website at http://reuters.stanford.edu/.

Please forward this message to others whom you believe may be interested
in applying.

Stuart Gannes, Director
Digital Vision Fellowship
Stanford University

Janina Sajka
Email: janina at rednote.net		
Phone: +1 (202) 408-8175

Director, Technology Research and Development
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

Chair, Accessibility Work Group
Free Standards Group

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