Apply for School of Data Fellowship Programme 2018 (Funded)

Apply for School of Data Fellowship Programme 2018 (Funded)

Deadline: May 6, 2018

Applications are open for the School of Data Fellowship Programme 2018. The aim of the Fellowship programme is to increase awareness of data literacy and build communities who together, can use data literacy skills to make the change they want to see in the world. School of Data is inviting journalists, data scientists, civil society advocates and anyone interested in advancing data literacy to apply for its 2018 Fellowship Programme, which will run from May 2018 to January 2019.

Fellowships are nine-month placements with School of Data for data-literacy practitioners or enthusiasts. During this time, Fellows work alongside School of Data to build an individual programme that will make use of both the collective experience of School of Data’s network to help Fellows gain new skills, and the knowledge that Fellows bring along with them, be it about a topic, a community or specific data literacy challenges.

They are looking for engaged individuals who already have in-depth knowledge of a given sector or specific skillsets that can be applied to this year’s focus topics.. This will help Fellows get off to a running start and achieve the most during their time with School of Data: nine months fly by!

Fellowship Positions

8 positions are open, 1 in each of the following countries: Bolivia, Guatemala, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, The Philippines.

  • Duration: From May 14th, 2018 to January 31st, 2019
  • Level of activity: 10 days per month


  • Fellowships will receive a modest monthly stipend of up to $1,000 USD a month. This is not meant to cover them for full time work, as this is a part-time role, but we would expect them to dedicate at least ten days of effort for this amount.
  • In addition to the stipend, fellows will have access to a small amount of funds to organise local events and travel abroad at least once.
  • The programme will also fund the participation of all fellows at the School of Data Summer Camp (exact date to be announced). This includes economy class airfare, accommodation, food, and transportation.


  • Open journalists, data scientists, civil society advocates and anyone interested in advancing data literacy
  • They will be prioritising candidates who:
    • possess experience in, and enthusiasm for, a specific area of data literacy training
    • can demonstrate links with an organisation practising in this defined area and/or links with an established network operating in the field

The ideal candidate combines the following skills:

  • Data savvy: has experience working with data and a passion for teaching data skills.
  • Understands the role of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and media in bringing positive change through advocacy, campaigns, and storytelling. Fellows are passionate about enabling partners to use data effectively through training and ongoing support.
  • Interested or experienced in working with journalism and/or civil society.
  • Has some facilitation skills and enjoys community-building (both online and offline).
  • Eager to learn from and be connected with an international community of data enthusiasts.

The purpose of the School of Data Fellowship programme is to build capacity among NGOs and journalists. The fellowship programme is therefore not currently offered to government employees.


To apply, you will have to fill our application form and attach your CV.

Please visit this link to the application form.

For more information, visit School of Data Fellowship.