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Announcing Google Fellowships for PdF 2012

BY Anthony Russomano | Tuesday, May 1 2012

Calling all tech-politics activists and entrepreneurs:

Google and Personal Democracy Forum are teaming up to offer registration fellowships that cover the full forum registration costs and a meal with Googlers for fifteen well-qualified, creative political entrepreneurs to attend this year's conference on June 11-12 at New York University in New York City.

We're looking for innovative people who are trying to tackle big, meangingful problems. Are you trying to change government? Shaking up the non-profit world with a promising new start-up? Blazing new trails in online politics? The Google PdF Fellowship could be yours.

To apply, take a few minutes to fill out this form. The deadline for applications is 12 noon EST on May 9, 2012. Winners will be notified the following week.

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