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What are the start and end dates for the 2018 Fellowship?

2018-05-12T14:09:38+00:00

Chicago Program Dates May 28 - August 17, 2018 (For students coming from the quarter system who absolutely cannot start on May 28, we will have a second start date on June 11) Lisbon Program Dates May 28 - August 17, 2018 (For students coming from the quarter system who absolutely cannot [...]

What are the start and end dates for the 2018 Fellowship? 2018-05-12T14:09:38+00:00

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

Can I take a week off during the summer for a conference, wedding, etc.?

2016-11-29T16:33:45+00:00

No. We can make some exceptions for time away of less than 3 days total during the summer, but spending a week away from the work is not fair to the other 2-3 fellows on your project. If you need to be gone for a week during the summer, this may not be the summer [...]

Can I take a week off during the summer for a conference, wedding, etc.? 2016-11-29T16:33:45+00:00

I have read all the FAQs, but I still have a question

2016-11-30T22:04:20+00:00

If you are certain that your question is not covered in the Frequently Asked Questions,  contact us. If your question is in the FAQs,  we may give you a hard time about it and may not answer your email

I have read all the FAQs, but I still have a question 2016-11-30T22:04:20+00:00