[Air-L] Call For Applications | CyberBRICS Fellowship Programme 2024

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Wed Nov 22 14:08:40 PST 2023



Hosted by the Center for Technology and Society at FGV Law School, Rio de
Janeiro, part of the Fellows in Rio Programme

Deadline for applications: 10 December 2023

The Center for Technology and Society at FGV Law School, Rio de Janeiro –
FGV DIREITO RIO is pleased to announce the 2024 edition of the CyberBRICS
Fellowship Programme, which is part of the FGV DIREITO RIO’s Fellows in Rio

The program aims to support a selected group of highly qualified
postgraduate, doctoral, and post doctoral students working in the area
related to the activities of the 2024 work plan of the CyberBRICS project,
namely artificial intelligence, digital industrial policy, and regulation,
with a particular focus on cloud computing and digital public
infrastructures in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS).

The programme will offer five fellowships for a duration of up to 6 (six)
months, ideally from  March to October 2024, at FGV DIREITO RIO, providing
economic, intellectual, and networking resources to support selected
scholars coming from the BRICS or having relevant experience in at least
one of the BRICS countries. Fellows might also be able to extend the
CyberBRICS Fellowship for an additional period.
About FGV

Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) is a world-renowned institution of research
and quality education. Since 2021, FGV is ranked as the third most
influential think tank in the world, according to the Global Go To Think
Tanks Index, produced by the Pennsylvania University.

The Center for Technology and Society at FGV Law School, Rio de Janeiro was
founded in 2003, becoming the first research centre to have been
established in Brazil to analyse the impact of technology on society. The
mission of CTS-FGV is to study the legal, social, and cultural
implications arising from the advancement of information and communication
technologies. CTS-FGV is
committed to openness, democracy, fundamental rights, inclusion, gender
balance and non discrimination, and the preservation of the public interest
in technological progress.
About The CyberBRICS Project

The CyberBRICS project, the only existing research project dedicated to the
analysis of digital policies in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China,
and South Africa) countries, and has been established at CTS-FGV, since
2018. The triple purpose of the CyberBRICS project is to map
existing regulations, identify good and bad practices, and suggest policy
solutions. Particularly, the project
aims at exploring the conditions and reasons that have led to “success
stories” in terms of digital transformation in the BRICS countries. The
project builds upon the work developed since its inception, in terms of
research outcomes, strong international network and academic credibility.

BRICS countries are particularly relevant not only as they represent more
than 30% of global GDP and approximately 42% of the world population, but
because the policies, institutional arrangements, and technologies they are
developing are increasingly influential, especially in the Global South.
relevance is likely to increase considering the recent expansion of the
BRICS grouping, including six new members. Although the national approaches
of the BRICS countries remain different in many respects, they tend towards
convergence in several areas of digital governance. Importantly, since
2021, the BRICS heads of state have started to explicitly call for the
establishment of “legal frameworks of cooperation” on crucial issues such
as cybersecurity and e-commerce.

Professor Luca Belli and Dr Larissa Magalhães coordinate the CyberBRICS
project and can be contacted for further enquiries at luca.belli [at] fgv.br
and larissamagalhaes [at] unu.edu

Further information on the CyberBRICS Project, including, research
outcomes, events, previous and current fellows, and team members can be
found at https://www.cyberBRICS.info

Joly MacFie  +12185659365

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