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In August of 2018, we launched the Kleros Fellowship of Justice with the goal of creating a strong community of experts in the emerging field of decentralized justice.

In this six month-long program, participants from the fields of computer science, cryptoeconomics, law and business collaborate with core members of the Kleros in doing some type of work relevant to the advancement of decentralized justice.

Some of the topics addressed by Fellows from previous cohorts include:

- Kleros: A Socio-Legal Case Study Of Decentralized Justice & Blockchain Arbitration by Luis Bergolla.

- Incorporating Kleros in long-term energy supply contracts by Abeer Sharma.

- Interactions between decentralized justice and artificial intelligence by Alexei Gudkov.

- Applying Kleros to civil courts in cases of liability derived from parental responsibility by Julieta Fernández Tineo.

- Kleros for labor certification in the blockchain by Elliot Talbert-Goldstein.

- Kleros for copyright disputes in digital environments by Paolo Archila.

- Dispute resolution in p2p renewable energy markets by Mauricio Duarte.

On this page, you can access the research produced by participants of the previous editions of the program.

Check this post with a number of testimonials from previous participants.

In this new cohort, the Fellowship includes a number of grants for specific lines of research in NFTs, content moderation, governance, identity and cryptoeconomics.

One candidate will be accepted into each of these tracks based on the quality of his/her proposal. The grant will be disbursed upon the successful completion of the program.

NFT Track

The goal of this track is to research applications of decentralized justice in connection to better curation and dispute resolution in NFT markets including copyright infringement, artist verification and NFT settlements with physical counterparts.

Grant: $1,000 in PNK to be paid upon the successful completion of the program.

Content Moderation Track

The goal of this track is to research applications of decentralized justice in connection to content moderation in social media and other types of media. This includes research about better cryptoeconomic designs for such systems and the study of new use cases for decentralized content moderation.

Grant: $1,000 in PNK to be paid upon the successful completion of the program.

This presentation by Federico Ast at the Ethereum France conference can give you some ideas about how we are thinking about Kleros in the context of content moderation.

Governance Track

The goal of this track is to research the improvement of DAO governance mechanisms through the use of an open and fair arbitration court.

This includes the demonstration of the benefits of optimistic governance schemes (delegate executive power but allow for retroactive penalties or veto power in case of dispute), compute the economic power required to attack the legislative branch of a DAO versus the judiciary branch securing it or design novel ways of integrating arbitration in DAO to DAO collaboration.

Grant: $1,000 in PNK to be paid upon the successful completion of the program.

This presentation by Jimmy Ragosa at the Ethereum France conference can give you some ideas on how to apply concepts of decentralized justice in DAO governance.

Identity Track

The launch of Proof of Humanity has proven the potential of the Kleros protocol for identity verification in online environments where sybil resistance is important. (To learn more, read this paper).

The goal of this track is to develop research conducive to increased security and/or wider adoption of the Proof of Humanity registry both in the Web3 and traditional Web ecosystems, or to research the use of decentralized arbitration and curation in the field of credential verification (linked to a web3 identity).

Grant: $1,000 in UBI to be paid upon the successful completion of the program.

This presentation by Santiago Siri at the Ethereum France conference can give you some ideas about the use of decentralized justice in decentralized identity systems.

Cryptoeconomics Track

The goal of this track is to research applications that study potential improvements to the Kleros protocol or cryptoeconomic effects that one could expect from the protocol as it exists.

Examples of particularly relevant research include reflections on novel schemas that could be integrated into the Kleros protocol that make use of zero-knowledge proof tools that offer advantages such as enhanced user privacy and confidential voting. Also relevant work would be to investigate and understand how artificial intelligence development will interact with Kleros.

Grant: $1,000 in PNK to be paid upon the successful completion of the program.

To learn more about research challenges in cryptoeconomics, read Kleros’s Yellow Paper.

This presentation by Kleros director of research, William George, can give you some ideas about the type of research to conduct in the cryptoeconomics track of the Kleros Fellowship.

Want to apply but your interest doesn't fall in any of these categories?

The Fellowship also accepts candidates from other lines of research in law, business and computer science. While these other tracks are not funded, you will still count on the support of the Kleros team for guidance.

The application process is open for the fifth edition.

Apply for the Fellowship here!