2021-22 Resident Fellowships for Pre-Tenure Faculty - Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution of the World Economic Forum

Published: 4 June 2021

The World Economic Forum is the international Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The Fourth Industrial Revolution – the current period of rapid, simultaneous and systemic transformations driven by advances in science and technology – is reshaping industries, blurring geographical boundaries, challenging existing regulatory frameworks, and even redefining what it means to be human.

McGill University is pleased to sponsor two 9-12 month Fellowships at the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Given current public health directives, McGill has extended a general prohibition on international travel for university business until further notice. The Fellows will start remotely but may have the opportunity to spend several months at the Forum’s offices in San Francisco should circumstances allow.

The Resident Faculty Fellowships are intended to provide an opportunity for McGill faculty to work collaboratively with colleagues from the academic, industry, government and policy spheres on forward-thinking and problem-solving opportunities that engage issues of immediate interest and concern to the future of technology and its place in the human world. 

This activity is clustered around four portfolios:

Data Policy

Blockchain and Digital Currency

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

IoT, Smart Cities and Robotics

Selected Fellows will continue to receive their full academic salaries from the University and may be reimbursed for relocation expenses if incurred during the period of residency (eligible expenses will be determined in consultation with Fellows when the Fellowships are awarded).

Deadline to submit: Wednesday June 30, 2021.

Please send application documents to c4ir.provost [at]

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