The Fellows program is one element of the NGTC’s interdisciplinary structure. The goal is to develop a cohort of academics who are able to understand governance and technology challenges in interdisciplinary terms: engineers who can talk supply chain management and the role of public engagement in federal regulation; journalists who can speak fluently with entrepreneurs and critically interrogate lawyers advocating for preferred policies; entrepreneurs who can ground technologists in the reality of what can be and push lawyers past their focus on what can’t be; and other permutations involving the law, humanities, sciences, and other fields.
Resident and Visiting Faculty
NGTC Faculty Fellows are drawn from across the University, with 3-5 Fellows each from the Colleges of Law, Business, Engineering, and Journalism and Mass Communications, along with another 3-5 possible Fellows from other Colleges and 5-10 visiting faculty members from other academic institutions. In 2020, rather than hosting traditional workshops, conferences, and other events, we are working with academics to produce concise, well-polished, audio and video presentations of their work. NGTC Fellows will then engage with this work in a virtual setting, including having the opportunity to engage in Q&A with the presenter. For the presenter, the purpose of these virtual engagements will be the same as a traditional academic workshop: to present and receive critical feedback on their scholarly work. For the Fellows, the purpose will be to engage with a wide-range of interdisciplinary scholars, learning to engage across fields at the intersection of law, technology, and society. For the Center, the purpose of these virtual events will be to produce compelling, mid-length content that captures the essence of scholarly discourse about important research and presents it in a format accessible to a generalist audience.
The 20-21 class of faculty fellows has been selected, but we accept applications on a rolling basis and applications are reviewed at the beginning of each semester.
Graduate and Law Students
Like the Faculty Fellows, Student Fellows are drawn from across the University, with 3-5 Fellows each from the Colleges of Law, Business, Engineering, and Journalism and Mass Communications, along with another 3-5 possible Fellows from other Colleges at Nebraska. Student Fellows should expect to attend virtual research workshops, engage with faculty research by asking questions, and attend and support a variety center events including potential opportunities to share student research or produce content for the Center's media platforms. The program is open to graduate or law students at the University of Nebraska.
The 20-21 class of student fellows has been selected (still pending announcement), but we accept applications on a rolling basis and applications are reviewed at the beginning of each semester.
NGTC facilitates an Extern Fellowship Program. The purpose of this program is to help University of Nebraska students take externships in industry or government that will improve their understanding of challenging technology governance issues. In particular, this program is intended to help defray the cost of spending one academic semester (including summers) in an unpaid industry or government externship more than 100 miles from Lincoln, Nebraska. Please refer to the fellowship’s program charter for additional administrative details. We estimate awarding two to four Extern Fellowships each academic year. The typical award is $3,500.