One of my favorite parts of the year is the Oxford Internet Institute’s Summer Doctoral Programme that takes place in the seond half of July. For the past several years, the Berkman Center has partnered with OII on this programme. We’ve sent faculty and students every year. The especially cool part for this year is that it will take place not in Oxford or Beijing, but in Cambridge, MA, at the Berkman Center. We couldn’t be more excited to have the opportunity to host this event.
So, starting immediately, we’re accepting applications for graduate students to participate in SDP 2007. As you can see from the site, “Thirty places are available, open to students from any discipline who are currently undertaking doctoral research on social, political, legal and economic issues relating to the Internet. Preference will be given to students at an advanced stage of their doctorate, who have embarked on writing their thesis, and who are working in a research area that corresponds to one of the OII’s research priorities or the Berkman’s research priorities.” Don’t be scared off if you are a lawyer or in another professional-type degree program; some of the best students in the past have been lawyers, for instance.
Applications are due by February 12, 2007. The application form is here.