The application for our 2021 Fellowship Program is now open!

July 29, 2021

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

Application deadline: August 27, 2021
Fellowship period: September 2021 to February 2022
Apply here!

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, corporate 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$ 1,000.00 to join relevant events during your PI’s Fellowship. Learn more about the opportunities available to our fellows here.

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 taking initiatives and working with others.
  • Ability to work with a global team and flexibility to work remotely.
  • 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:

  • Research relevant policymaking topics covered by Portulans Institute – see
  • Produce and publish content for our blog.
  • Work on case studies of relevant countries, furthering and translating Portulans Institute findings in support of local policy making.
  • Support Portulans Institute by writing about and presenting on your experience periodically, and by representing Portulans Institute at meetings or events.

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