The application for our 2020 Fellowship Program is now open!

Application deadline: February 7th, 2020.

Fellowship period: from March 2020 to August 2020.

Please, fill out the application form available here. If you have any questions, email us at fellowships@portulansinstitute.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Portulans Institute offers opportunities for graduate students and young professionals to work on novel research related to human capital, technology, and innovation policies. We encourage applications from individuals in any country who are committed to understanding and advancing an inclusive and sustainable development of societies.

Founded in 2019, the Portulans Institute (PI) is an independent nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational institute based in Washington DC. Our mission is:

  • To develop cross-community knowledge and dialogue on how people, technology and innovation contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth.
  • To inform policymakers, by producing independent, rigorous metrics and data-based research.
  • To collaborate with private sector leaders in driving a business agenda that invests in people, technology, and innovation for a prosperous common future.
  • To host and co-organize events and conferences on the above issues affecting human-centric sustainable economic prosperity.

As a Portulans Institute fellow you will have access to our network of policymakers, company leaders and academics focused on the role of innovation and ICT for sustainable growth. You will also have access to the data behind our indexes and publications, and our content distribution channels to publish your related research. You will also have the opportunity to join Portulans Institute’s global events and be supported in organizing your own events. Finally, you will be able to access a travel grant of up to US$ 1,500.00 to join relevant events during your Fellowship.

What we’re looking for in our Fellows:

  • At least five years of relevant work or research experience.
  • Tech-savvy, with experience working in or studying the technology sector.
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills. Excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to explain technology to those that aren’t as familiar with technology tools or concepts.
  • Track record of success initiating projects and working with others.
  • Ability to work with a global team and flexibility to work remotely or, when appropriate, in our offices in Washington, DC.
  • Fluent in English, with a second language preferred.
  • Committed to our mission.

This is a global fellowship. Residency in Washington DC is not required to be a fellow of the Portulans Institute.

As a Portulans Institute Fellow you will: