Apply for School of Data’s Fellowship and Data Expert Programmes

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Who can apply to become a fellow?

Our 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.

How can I apply?

To apply, you will have to fill our application form and attach your CV. The form is available at this link.

What kind of activities will fellows carry out?

There is a wide “menu” of activities from which fellows may choose. According to your interests and experience, you will work with the coordination team to build a programme for your fellowship that suits you! Some examples of such activities are:
  • Develop and maintain mentoring relationships with specific organisation(s) offering concrete ongoing and demand-driven support
  • Organise and lead School of Data events for specific communities or organisations (e.g. data expeditions and data clinics)
  • Organise custom trainings for local initiatives or organisations
  • Offer constructive feedback for learners on projects (often in the local language)
  • Be an active member of a School of Data language community including blogging and tweeting
  • Help reviewing, creating, translating, and localising materials
  • Collaborate with, and support, other School of Data fellows and organisations, including support in the local language and beyond

How will School of Data support the fellows?

We will:
  • Provide a globally recognised community and programme which includes mentors, fellows, educators, and partners
  • Organise a 9-month programme including online and offline trainings aimed at developing data and leadership skills as well as individual coaching
  • Support the fellows to select local organisations to support and define clear, measurable objectives for their fellowships
  • Implement an evaluation process tracking the deliverables of the fellowship.
  • Connect fellows with a growing community of School of Data practitioners and ensure continuous exchange of resources, knowledge, and best practices
  • Connect with and organise training sessions and coaching with renowned experts in the areas of participatory events management, storytelling, public speaking, etc.
  • Facilitate opportunities for paid work, including fundraising for stipends to ensure ongoing availability and reactiveness to the needs of learners; see below for more information on the stipend
  • Work with one or more local civil society organisations to develop data-driven campaigns and research

How much time are fellows expected to dedicate to their fellowships?

Our fellows are not employed full time. We ask the fellow to dedicate an average of ten working days per month. This will include taking part in online and offline workshops and trainings, organising events in and with local communities, being an active member of the School of Data community, and doing unexpected stuff spontaneously.

Are fellowships remunerated?

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.


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