Steven Weber Futures Fellowship
The Steven Weber Futures Fellowship supports UC Berkeley School of Information graduate students. Modeling Steven Weber’s pioneering future-focused research identifying actionable insights for a healthier digital information ecosystem, recipients will pursue research that: 1) helps decision-makers act with foresight; and 2) expands who has access to and benefits from digital information technologies.
Award Date and Amount
The Steven Weber Futures Fellowship is awarded annually in the fall semester. A total of $5,000 may be awarded each year: either a single award of up to $5,000 or multiple smaller awards totaling up to $5,000, at the discretion of the fellowship committee.
The Steven Weber Futures Fellowship for is open to all current UC Berkeley School of Information graduate students; students in the MICS, MIDS, 5th Year MIDS, MIMS, and Ph.D. programs are all eligible to apply. In order to be eligible for the award, students must be registered and enrolled in a graduate degree program at the School of Information in both the semester in which they apply and the semester in which the award is disbursed. MIDS & MICS students may apply for the fellowship while on a temporary leave of absence, but must be registered and enrolled in the semester in which the fellowship is disbursed.
Applicants must be in good academic standing and have no past or ongoing misconduct violations. Students who have previously applied for the Steven Weber Futures Fellowship and have not received it are eligible to reapply in a future year if they still meet all other relevant eligibility criteria. Students who have previously received the Steven Weber Futures Fellowship are eligible to reapply, but students who have not previously received the award have priority.
Awardees shall demonstrate high academic distinction and excellence and shall be selected on a competitive basis by a faculty review committee evaluating the merits of the applications. Awardees will demonstrate research interests related to helping decision-makers act with foresight and expanding who has access to and benefits from digital information technologies.
Application Deadline (2023–24 Fellowship)
Application opens: October 1, 2023
Deadline: October 31, 2023
Fellowship awardees will be notified approximately two months after the application deadline.
How to Apply
Applicants will be asked to supply a current resume or C.V. and a statement of purpose clarifying how their research interests address the purpose of the fellowship.
Further Questions About Applying
If you are a current I School student with questions about the Steven Weber Futures Fellowship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to support the Steven Weber Futures Fellowship, please contact Tia Foss, Director of Philanthropy.