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Please see below for details on upcoming fellowships at the National Center
for Digital Government at the Kennedy School of Government.  We're always
on the
look out for people doing SNA/technology/governance research.  Please pass
on to
graduate students who might be interested in this.

David Lazer
Associate Professor of Public Policy
Associate Director
National Center for Digital Government
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University



The National Center for Digital Government (NCDG) at the John F. Kennedy
School of Government is the pre-eminent research center in the United
States to focus on information technology, institutions, and governance.
NCDG's mission is to build global research capacity, to advance practice,
and to
strengthen the network of researchers and practitioners engaged in building
and using information and communication technologies in government. A key
part of this mission is to bring together and train the next generation of
social, information and computer scientists on the governance challenges of
the 21st century. The NCDG is therefore offering a small number of
NSF-funded pre-doctoral residential fellowships to support dissertation
research in the area of technology, institutions, and governance.

Applications for pre-doctoral fellowships are welcome from those students
who have passed their general examinations prior to appointment. The NCDG
encourages applications from a range of disciplines and fields bearing on
information, technology, institutions, and governance. The NCDG also
encourages applications from women and minorities.

Fellows are expected to devote some portion of their time to collaborative
endeavors, as arranged by the appropriate program or project director.
Pre-doctoral research fellows are expected to contribute to the NCDG's
research activities as well as to make progress on - and ideally complete -
their doctoral dissertations.

NCDG Fellows will receive ten-month stipends of $20,000. In addition,
office space and supplies, computers with LAN and Internet connections, and
to Harvard University libraries and other facilities will be provided.

1. A 3 to 5 page double-spaced statement summarizing the dissertation
prospectus 2. A curriculum vitae 3. Three sealed letters of recommendation
(not emails) attesting to the applicant's scholarly promise and
professional competence 4. A short writing sample pertinent to the
application 5. A
sealed graduate school transcript

There is no physical application to complete; the steps above constitute
the application process. The applicant is responsible for collecting all
materials, including letters of recommendation and transcripts and for
submitting them as one packet to the NCDG. Materials submitted will not be
returned to the applicant. Emailed materials will not be accepted, unless
specifically indicated by the Fellowship Coordinator.

The application deadline is March 31, 2004. Late applications will not be

Direct applications to: Ines A. Mergel, Fellowship Coordinator, National
Center for Digital Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 79
John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, Telephone: (617) 496-6166,
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