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.


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.



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 (