Applications for the 2020-2021 Global Research Initiative Fellowship are closed

The Dangerous Speech Project (DSP) Global Research Initiative (GRI) is a network of scholars and practitioners who analyze dangerous speech in their home countries, to better understand it, and especially to learn how to diminish its harmful effects. Dangerous speech is any form of human expression (such as words or images) that can inspire people to commit or condone violence against another group of people.

The DSP, based in Washington, DC, is a team of researchers who study how speech leads to violence. We advise internet companies, governments, and civil society on how to anticipate, minimize, and respond to harmful discourse in ways that prevent violence while also protecting freedom of expression.

Click here to see the current GRI fellows and summaries of their projects.

Fellowship Duties:

The fellowship will run from October 2020 – September 2021. Fellows each receive $1,200 USD for producing a detailed case study that documents and analyzes dangerous speech in their home countries using the Dangerous Speech Framework. Fellows will learn about dangerous speech, take part in a virtual training on it, and participate in three conference calls with other fellows over the course of the fellowship period to share insights from their work.

Applicants will be notified of a decision in September.  If you have any questions, please contact