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.

 
Applied Data Fellows present their project outcomes to Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle

Applied Data Fellows present their project outcomes to Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle

 
 
 

Current project partners include:

  • The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

  • Consortium on School Research

  • Chicago Community Trust

  • Ithaka S&R

  • Thrive Chicago

  • Cook County Office of the President

  • Cook County Sheriff’s Office

  • Cook County Housing Authority

  • City of Chicago Mayor’s Office

  • West Side United

  • UChicago Urban Labs

 

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.

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.

 
 

PLACEMENT

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 have access to one-on-one career counseling and management support throughout the year for assistance with project needs and post-fellowship opportunities. This fellowship will provide opportunities for leadership development, as well as access to a broad network of government, non profit, and funding leaders.

APPLY

To apply for this fellowship, please apply through the link below. Applications are currently limited to UChicago graduates, and will be considered on a rolling basis; applicants are encouraged to apply early. Please direct any questions to Kunal Pal (kpal@uchicago.edu).