Good Things Foundation and Nominet have announced a new research scheme to help end data poverty and reduce the cost of living. The three research fellowships – part of the pioneering Data Poverty Lab – will each provide £12,000 funding to enable people to explore interventions with the aim of designing effective solutions to tackle data poverty.
With recent Ofcom figures showing 84% of benefits recipients unaware that they already qualify for cheaper broadband deals, the scheme is designed to both amplify existing interventions and highlight new ideas.
The Fellowships will explore three key themes which emerged from the Data Poverty Lab’s initial research:
- What community-led solutions to data poverty are emerging, and how could these be scaled regionally or nationally?
- How do we talk about data and data poverty?
- Should internet access be viewed as an essential utility, a human right, or something else?
Individuals interested in applying for a Data Poverty Lab Fellowship should visit www.goodthingsfoundation.org/data-poverty-lab/fellowship/ or contact our Policy and Research Officer, Tom McGrath, by emailing email@example.com. Applications are open from 23 February to 20 March 2022.