Through the Digital Lab, we offer paid, non-resident Fellowships to uncover and address emerging consumer harms in the digital world. The Fellowship may be of interest to engineers, computer scientists, information security professionals, independent researchers, academics, social scientists, and others. We are now recruiting for our 2021-2022 cohort.
The Digital Lab is leading CR's work on digital consumer protection and strategic innovation. We are a community of technologists, researchers and advocates shaping the digital marketplace by uncovering big tech's harms and solving for them.
You can check out the work that we do here: lab.cr.org
We will appoint at least three non-resident Fellows. Fellows will devise new research methodologies and/or original consumer protection research. Fellows can leverage CR’s physical labs and testing infrastructure, work with our reporters and advocates, and tap into the collective intelligence of our growing community of public interest technologists.
We invite prospective fellows to propose projects that employ novel methodological or infrastructural approaches to better understand and address emerging consumer harms. For interested applicants who don’t have a specific project proposal, we can help scope a research collaboration based on the applicant’s interests and experience.
The Digital Lab Fellows program is made possible through the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. You can read about our inaugural class of fellows here.
Anyone interested in public interest technology research is welcome to apply.
We invite you to propose projects that align with a set of broad methodological and infrastructural challenges around the evaluation of consumer privacy, data security, and other emerging consumer technology issues. We award fellowships to people, not ideas—but applicants with a well-articulated project proposal will be more competitive. For interested applicants who don’t have a specific project proposal, we can help scope a research collaboration based on the applicant’s interests and experience.