On June 23 2015 the Mozilla Science Lab announced it’s call for applications to their inaugural class of 2015 Mozilla Fellows for Science and as of today there are only three weeks left till the close of applications on August 14, 2015 at 11:59PM EDT.
In our original call for applications we provided information on the expectations , eligibility criteria and benefits of becoming a Mozilla Fellow for Science. If you are still wondering whether you should apply, here are some additional ‘things to consider’ that we hope will encourage you to take that final step.
If selected, you will not only be offered a unique opportunity to influence the future of open science and data sharing within your institution you will also be have a chance to go for something bigger, the chance to influence how research is done now and in the future and how you can help to make it more open and collaborative. To add to this you’ll be joining the broader Mozilla Fellows community that includes the Open News Fellows, the Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) Fellows and and as part of this larger group of fellows you’ll be afforded the additional benefits that come with “strength in numbers”.
Fellows will have opportunities to work with other like-minded people in their community of practice and across Mozilla allowing them to increase the depth of their expertise and broaden their networking opportunities. Even though areas of expertise will differ across the different fellows cohorts, there will be many areas of commonality in the ways that we build tools and develop projects here are unifying principals that will allow the fellows to collaborate with each other to become effective change agents on a broader scale.
If this sounds exciting and something you’re interested in becoming a part of we encourage you to apply before August 14, 2015 at 11:59PM EDT.
If you need more information take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions. You can e-mail us, find us on Twitter, reach us at our monthly community call and even catch us on IRC via the #sciencelab channel on irc.mozilla.org. We’d love to hear from you and are happy to answer any questions you may have.