The Digital Infrastructure Incubator at Code for Science & Society

Bridging research and practice.

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Supporting open source project leaders implementing best practices in sustainability, governance, and community health.

The Digital Infrastructure Incubator @Code for Science & Society is part of a cohort of grant funding provided by the Ford Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Omidyar Network and the Mozilla Open Source Support Program in collaboration with the Open Collective Foundation. Read more about the cohort and funders here.

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Spinning the incubator model from its intimacy with venture capital to alternate political horizons better serving public interests.

The Digital Infrastructure Incubator will hold space for and provide material support to emergent leaders as they imagine possibility and design strategy. Applicants may develop organizational frameworks, draft organizational literature, plot collaborations or related work while considering what may be learned from collective action and labor organizing across the tech landscape and beyond; what it might mean to decolonize digital infrastructure; and other histories of power and ideology inflected in our work.

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Read more about the project background.

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The call for expressions of interest is open until September 10, 2021. Applicants should be involved in developing strategy, designing growth, or building community at an open source digital infrastructure project.

Selected participants will receive a $5,000 stipend to join a six-month program running October 2021 - March 2022. Expressions of interest will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning August 16, 2021 and positions will remain open until filled.

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Organizational Overview

Code for Science & Society (CS&S) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides fiscal sponsorship and management support to research-driven open data science projects. Part of the organization’s mission is to maximize the impact of inclusive, sustainable knowledge sharing communities and support the development of diverse leaders. More information about the organization’s mission and programs can be found here.

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