The Applied Data Fellowship program is focused on the intersection of data analysis and public policy in the US
In recent years, data-driven analysis has become an important part of policy development. While governments and non-profits are increasingly investing in data analysis capabilities, there still remains a significant gap between data analysis and actual policy implementation. The IIC aims to provide a bridge between data and policy through a new one-year United States-based fellowship in applied data.
The Applied Data Fellowship (ADF) is a unique opportunity to spend one year working to design and implement high impact programs with government and large non-profits in the United States. Specifically, Fellows will work to help translate data-driven insights into actionable policy recommendations, new programs, and operational changes for the partners they serve.
Current project partners include:
Cook County Office of the President
Cook County Sheriff’s Office
West Side United, Crime Lab
Consortium on School Research
Chicago Community Trust
Fellows are directly embedded into organizations or government units. In addition to hands-on experience implementing data insights and working closely with senior-level stakeholders, Fellows receive managerial oversight from experienced development-sector consultants and technical support in the form of data analysis training and oversight. Fellows will also receive one-on-one career support through the year so as to help meet their post-fellowship career goals.
Fellows will be directly embedded within local, city, and state governments, large non-profits, and social impact organizations in the US. Over the course of one year, fellows will work to help translate data-driven insights into actionable policy recommendations, new programs, and operational changes for the partners they serve.
TRAINING & SUPPORT
Fellows will receive intensive project-based training and ongoing technical support from data scientists at the University of Chicago's Data Science for Social Good initiative. In addition, fellows will have access to one-on-one career counseling and support throughout the year for assistance with post-fellowship opportunities. This fellowship will provide significant opportunities for leadership development, as well as access to a broad network of government, non profit, and funding leaders.