Opportunity: Fulbright Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP ACTIVITY
 

Conduct research on disinformation in social media, for instance with reference to malign influence in European elections. The focus may be on assessing key messages of disinformation campaigns, how tech and social media platforms enable new forms of manipulation, measuring the impact of automated (bot) or fake human-controlled (troll) user profiles, or using quantitative methods to identify patterns in adversarial communication.

In addition to the research activities, the candidate would be expected to present the results of the research in seminars and workshops and produce a report at the end of project; contribute to ongoing projects as appropriate.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.
 
SCHOLARSHIP LENGTH
9 -12 months
 
SCHOLARSHIP DATES
Grant can commence any time between January 2019 and September 2019.
 
SCHOLARSHIP LOCATION
NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, Riga, Latvia
DISCIPLINE TYPE
  • Anthropology
  • Computer Science
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
SPECIALIZATIONS
  • Computational Social Science
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Applied Data Science
  • Large Scale Social Media Research
  • Experimental Design

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Monday, October 15, 2018
 
For full list of requirements and application template, pleasse visit this link