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What is the goal of the Fellowship?

2015-12-06T23:19:06+00:00

The Fellowship is a project-based training program designed to produce data scientists with strong skills in solving real-world problems and an understanding, excitement, and passion for solving problems with social impact. We have three goals (prioritized in that order): Training Fellows: We want to help create the next generation of data scientists who have the [...]

What is the goal of the Fellowship?2015-12-06T23:19:06+00:00

What is the culture of the Fellowship?

2015-04-29T17:19:57+00:00

Collaborative, Creative, and Inclusive. We know we don't know everything and want everyone involved to shape the Fellowship. We're open to ideas, criticism, and help. Yes, we are data-driven but more than that, we're problem-driven. We care about impact and how our work is used to improve society.

What is the culture of the Fellowship?2015-04-29T17:19:57+00:00

What happens during the Fellowship?

2015-12-17T16:45:54+00:00

Most of the summer, Fellows work with their team on their project. We augment that with lectures, hands-on workshops, seminars (from local and visiting guests), happy hours (with the local tech, data science, non-profit, and government communities), meet-ups, field trips, and other social activities (sailing trips, tours, concerts, etc.). Some of these are planned in [...]

What happens during the Fellowship?2015-12-17T16:45:54+00:00

Where does the Fellowship take place?

2018-01-30T19:12:37+00:00

Chicago, Charlotte and Lisbon. Applicants can enter any location preferences they have in their application.

Where does the Fellowship take place?2018-01-30T19:12:37+00:00

How specific should the project proposal be?

2016-06-05T01:15:08+00:00

We'd rather you give us a few project ideas than one detailed, specific, project proposal. We can then work with you to better understand the potential projects to select the one that best fits the fellowship.

How specific should the project proposal be?2016-06-05T01:15:08+00:00

How do I apply?

2018-01-04T20:04:41+00:00

Applications for the 2018 programs are available. Go here to apply.

How do I apply?2018-01-04T20:04:41+00:00

Who is an ideal Fellow?

2018-05-12T14:09:39+00:00

We want a mix of people who make up an ideal community for the summer Fellowship. There is no single profile for a fellow. Successful Fellows have different skill profiles and backgrounds. Everyone has some programming, statistics and data analysis skills in addition to a passion for making social impact. Some are stronger at Computer [...]

Who is an ideal Fellow?2018-05-12T14:09:39+00:00

What year do I have to be in school to apply?

2015-03-29T17:24:48+00:00

Although we'd love to have people at all levels involved, we prefer you to be a graduate student or at least a senior in college to get the most out of this program. This is because we have learned throughout the years of the Fellowship that Fellows with prior skills are able to both get [...]

What year do I have to be in school to apply?2015-03-29T17:24:48+00:00