Tech + Society Fellowship

Tech + Society Fellowship

Selection Process

Fellows and host organizations for the 2024-2026 Tech + Society cohort will be selected based on a matching process following the review of fellowship applications, interviews with short-listed candidates, and a matching process to pair fellows with host organizations. Those involved in selection may include a combination of Mozilla staff, organizational partners (including Ford Foundation staff and that of potential host organizations), and other experts in the field, potentially including fellowship alumni.

Reviewers will seek to fund people, organizations, and projects that sit at the intersection of public interest technology and civil society across East Africa, India, MENA, Mexico, and Brazil. You can read more about the types of projects supported by this fellowship in the first cohort here.

Ultimately, the fellowships supported through the Tech + Society program should leverage improved and culturally appropriate technology to enhance the communities in which the technologists and organizations are embedded.

For this opportunity, we are primarily interested in collaborating with individuals, networks, and self-organized groups and organizations that are based in or legally can work in East Africa, India, MENA, Mexico, and Brazil.

Key Dates and Deadlines

  • 22 January 2024 | Registration Deadline
  • 05 February 2024 | Full Application Deadline
  • May/June 2024 | Notification of Results
  • Aug 2024 | Fellowship Begins

What to Expect


  • Applicants must submit a registration on Fluxx on or before 22 January 2024 in order to complete an application.
  • The deadline to submit a full application is 05 February 2024.


Applicants must meet the following requirements

  • Be located in the same geography as the host organization for which a match is suggested.
  • Meet the selection criteria outlined in the Call for Proposals.


  • Only those applications meeting the applicant eligibility and award requirements listed in the Call for Proposals will be reviewed by a committee of external experts.
  • The committee will use quantitative scoring and a qualitative discussion at a review committee meeting to short-list applicants.
  • Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview with Mozilla and the host organization. We expect these interviews to be scheduled in April-May 2024.
  • We aim to inform successful applicants by June 2024.

Fellowship Period