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Giving: Digital Inequality Social Change

The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) is teaming up with the Annenberg School for Communication at University of Pennsylvania to establish an institute focused on the way deprived communities can develop strategies using new media and technology to improve their communication and to facilitate social change.  It will provide an opportunity for Rutgers and Penn students to participate in groundbreaking community-based research and build a pathway for community activists to participate in university research culture.

Amount: A Ph.D. scholarship to support one student engaged in doctoral work in a deprived area of Philadelphia could be supported for $70K for 5 years. 

Amount: An annual “Activist in Residence Program” that would allow mutual learning and bridge academic and community groups could be supported for $500K.

For more information, please contact the Assistant Dean for Development, Rob Eccles at 848.932.8905.