Learnest Ethical AI in Education Fellowship
Welcome to the Learnest Fellowship program – a 4-month fellowship experience designed to inspire and cultivate the next generation of researchers, educators, and technologists committed to the responsible design, development, and use of AI in education (AIED).
This program seeks graduate students who are deeply invested in exploring the ethical implications of AI within educational context and eager to drive responsible practices in AI-enhanced learning. Are you ready to turn your passion for AI and Education into consequential research and meaningful strategies?
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Applications for the 2023-24 round are now closed. Please stay tuned for future updates.
Program Overview
The Learnest Fellowship program is a comprehensive 4-month program that trains and inspires graduate students to become leaders in the field of AI Ethics in Education. Our program provides fellows with the resources, guidance, mentorship, and professional networks required to produce valuable ethical AIED research and development in an educational context.
cross-disciplinary research

Fellows will conduct a capstone project on one particular aspect of AI ethics within an educational context, guided by expert mentors from both the academic and industrial worlds (matched by the Learnest team). Research themes may encompass fairness and bias in AI, privacy and data security in digital learning, transparency and accountability in AI-powered educational tools, to the impact of AI on learning outcomes and accessibility.



Access to Learnest’s Advisory Network with prominent leaders in industry, academia, and education.


Semi-public thematic seminars with leaders of various fields, such as epistemology, AI ethics, and impact investing.

tangible outputs
  • Original ethics research, frameworks, and guidelines for education researchers, regulators, investors, and developers.
  • AI in Education toolkits and scaffolds for educators, administrators, and parents.
  • Ethical AI in Education thought leadership and public awareness.
Our Learnest Framework offers a comprehensive guide for our fellows and stakeholders in the wider community to anchor the research and development of AI Education (AIED) tools in ethical principles.
Learnest Framework for Ethical Analysis of AIEd

Core Features

Eligibility and Requirements

The fellowship is open to all graduate students currently enrolled in a Masters or Ph.D. program based in North America related to AI, Education or Ethics (e.g., Computer Science, Education, Philosophy, Law, Sociology, Psychology). Early career professionals in these fields are also welcomed. Applicants should demonstrate a keen interest in the interplay of AI and its ethical implications in the context of education.
Application Requirements
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‍Prospective applicants will need to submit the following to submit a completed application to the Learnest Fellowship 2023:

  • Resume or CV
  • Latest unofficial transcript
  • 3 written response essay questions
  • 2 academic/professional reference contacts
  • Personal contact information
Key Dates
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  • Application Opens: July 31, 2023 (Rolling Interview)
  • Application Deadline: Aug 25, 2023 (11:59PM PT)
  • Program Start Date: January, 2023
  • Program End Date: May 2024
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Fellows will be provided $2,000 stipend (in two installments) as learning funds during the fellowship.

Generally, fellows are expected to attend 1-2 one-hour sessions per month, participating in our activities including seminars and group discussions.

Fellows need to have full participation to receive the full amount of the stipend (more details to be shared during interviews).

Make Your Mark

Be a catalyst for ethical AI in education. Use your research to build meaningful change in the AI-education nexus. Apply now and start influencing the future of the Ethics of AI in Education.
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Applications for the 2023-24 round are now closed. Please stay tuned for future updates.
For more information about the Learnest Fellowship Program, please reach out to us at contact@learnest.org.