The fellowship involves a one-year, in-residence commitment at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center here in New York, and pays a $50,000 stipend. The selected Fellow will take the lead on some of the Center's current initiatives (see attached for descriptions), and pursue projects based on his/her professional interest. I invite you to spread the word to recent or soon-to-be-graduating masters and doctoral students in education, computer science, design, child development, communication, or related fields, and encourage them to apply to the Cooney Center Fellows Program. Please feel free to forward the attached announcement to your mailing lists, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, and other channels of communication. Applications are due April 1, 2013.And here's some extra info from the website:
The Cooney Center Fellows participate in a wide range of projects and, in doing so, develop broad exposure to scholarship, policy, and practice in the field of digital media and learning. This professional development program offers opportunities to: Conduct research on digital media use among elementary school-age children; Publish research that responds to practical industry and practitioner needs; Expand the influence research has in government, education, philanthropy, and industry decision making; and Develop new skills and perspectives that are critical to becoming a leader in the field of digital media and learning. Current and former Fellows have led research investigations and published reports and articles on digital media innovations, industry trends, and policy solutions. They have also developed public presentation and media outreach skills, organized major cross-sector convenings, and contributed to the overall growth of the Cooney Center.Lots more info on the site, so if you're interested, be sure to check it out (and apply!!!).