Call for Applications: Mozilla Fellows for Science – 2017

Application Deadline: May 14, 2017, 10:59 PM

The Mozilla Science Lab is launching the third annual Mozilla Fellowship for Science program. Starting in September 2017, sponsoring researchers to build projects in support of science, and would love for interested researchers to be a part of that process.




The Mozilla Fellowship for Science is an opportunity to spend 10 months working with an institution (university or other academic affiliation) building open science projects that leverage the open web. If you are interested in open science, open access, open data or open source, and you’d like to make the world a better place through research and collaboration, you should apply for the chance to join other talented and brilliant fellows in the upcoming fellows’ cohort.

Application Deadline: May 14, 2017, 10:59 PM


Fellows must:

  • Be currently employed at a research institution.
  • Have the ability to accept outside funds for this fellowship directly (i.e., not distributed through the institution).
  • Be an early-career researcher (i.e., graduate students, post-docs, research scientists, lecturers).
  • Specialize in scientific research: physical, life, social, or natural sciences.
  • Be able to travel.
  • Obtain support from their supervisors. As fellows will be based at their home institutions, please note that a letter of support from their supervisor is mandatory for consideration.
  • Have experience participating in open communities.

The Mozilla Fellowships for Science anticipate applicants who:

  • champion change within their university or other institution around open source and data sharing,
  • create code, curriculum and other learning resources that help others learn open science practices,
  • participate in Mozilla work weeks, trainings and community events (MozFest, Global Sprint, Working Open Workshops, etc.),
  • participate in and help lead regular community calls,
  • serve as mentors and leaders within their communities,
  • communicate and share openly their work on an ongoing basis (e.g., through GitHub repositories, scholarly preprints and blog posts).


The Fellowships are designed to allow for flexibility for both Fellows and their families.
The standard fellowship offers a stipend of $60,000 USD*, paid in 10 monthly installments. Fellows are responsible for remitting all applicable taxes and other government payments as required.

To help offset cost of living, the fellowship also provides supplements for childcare and health insurance, and helps pay for research/equipment and books. The fellowships also covers the costs of required travel for fellowship activities.

Fellows will receive:

  • A stipend of $60,000 USD*, paid in 10 monthly installments.
  • One-time health insurance supplement for Fellows and their families, ranging from $3,500 for single Fellows to $7,000 for a couple with two or more children.
  • One-time childcare allotment of up to $6,000 for families with children.
  • Allowance of up to $3,000 towards the purchase of laptop computer, digital cameras, recorders and computer software; fees for continuing studies or other courses, research fees or payments, to the extent such purchases and fees are related to the fellowship.
  • All approved fellowship trips – domestic and international – are covered in full.


Application Deadline: May 14, 2017, 10:59 PM

For further information,

Kindly visit the official page of the The Mozilla Fellowships for Science or send  a mail to


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