2021 Collective Action in Tech Fellowship

Deadline: March 1, 2021.

Collective Action in Tech (CAiT) is launching a Fellowship with funding from the Jain Family Institute. They are looking for tech workers, researchers, journalists and content creators who want to tell the stories of collective action in tech in the Global South.

Collective Action in Tech began in 2019 as a digital archive with the ambitious goal of cataloging all publicly reported collective actions in the technology industry around the world. Since then we have expanded to become a research and media project. 


  1. This year, they are seeking projects that document actions in the Global South (South and Central America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia).
  2. Actions may be historical or present-day, and they welcome submissions from individuals or groups of up to three people.
  3. It’s worth noting, they are interested in the broader story of how the action came together, what strategies were successful, and how workers came to form a community. 
  4. At the moment, they can only consider pieces written or translated into English.
  5. However, they would be interested in publishing your piece in multiple languages if you are able and willing to provide a translation. Several of their media partners are also willing to publish pieces in multiple languages.


For every fellow accepted into the program, we can offer:

  • $500-1000 per project based on team size and resources needed for the project
  • Publication on our website AND with one of our media partners 
  • Membership in a community of fellows and CAiT members and contributors; optional virtual workshops for providing feedback and reviewing pieces

The fellowship will run from March 15th to June 15th, 2021. Fellows will be required to attend a minimum of two Zoom meetings to meet other recipients and to offer a brief description of their work. For those who are interested, there are opportunities to become further involved with our larger project. We are planning to recruit 3-6 fellows for this year’s program.


Please fill out this short application by March 1st (any time zone). If you encounter any issues, write to us at collectiveactionintech@protonmail.com

OFFICIAL LINK: https://collectiveaction.tech/2021/announcing-the-collective-action-in-tech-fellowship/

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