Background: Professor Ronald Deibert’s book “Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society” was shortlisted for the 2020 Donner Prize, which is awarded by the Donner Canadian Foundation to recognize excellence in public policy writing and research by a Canadian. Shortlisted finalists receive a prize which Professor Deibert donated to establish the Reset Scholarship in Social Media and Democracy. Donations to this scholarship will support a University of Toronto student who successfully completes the POL106H course, Contemporary Challenges to Democracy: Democracy in the Social Media Age, in the current academic year.
Eligibility criteria: Applicants will be shortlisted for interviews based on the submission of a POL106 assignment (either Assignment 1 or Assignment 3), a statement of interest, and an academic transcript. Special consideration will be given to applications from Black and Indigenous students.
Award value: $300 CAD and a paid 12-week summer internship at the Citizen Lab. Only one scholarship will be awarded.
Application deadline: May 15, 2022
Applications with incorrect or missing information will be considered incomplete and will not be processed.