The Applied Data and Governance 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 and governance.
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.