The Future of Humanity Institute is excited to launch its Summer Research Fellowship. FHI has selected a cohort of research fellows for summer 2020 to pursue research aimed at improving the long-term future. This is an opportunity to work with researchers and make original contributions in a young and exciting field.

Participants will likely take the lead on a project, with mentorship and support from a more experienced researcher on FHI’s Research Scholarship Programme. The expected output over a six week fellowship is a research article or similar on a question relevant to the long-term future.

The 2020 Fellowship will run from the 13th of July for 6 weeks until the 21st of August. Because of the pandemic, the fellowship will take place remotely. This year’s project leads are Eliana Lorch, a Research Scholar at the Future of Humanity Institute, and Rose Hadshar, Research Scholars Project Manager.

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Who the Summer Research Fellowship is for

Fellows will show an aptitude for independent research, good written communication skills, relevant knowledge, and an understanding of our work. Applicants are considered with academic backgrounds ranging from pre-undergrad to those with a doctorate.

In assessing candidates, we look for:

  • Good judgment about which directions to pursue
  • Clarity of language, communication, and thinking
  • Generating interesting and thoughtful ideas
  • Ability to think and work independently
  • Intellectual ability and curiosity
  • Relevance of the research question to improving the long-term future.