Data Science Fellowships for Non-profits
We offer fellowships for non-profits working on humanitarian issues. Use the power of data science for good.
Why offer a fellowship to non-profit employees?
We believe data-driven insights can help non-profits working in the areas of women’s education and health, keeping kids in school, relief and disaster work and more. Unlike for-profit companies, non-profit organizations often do not have the resources to train their employees on cutting-edge data science skills in their day-to-day work. Data Science Dojo started this non-profit fellowship make a small contribution to educating non-profit organizations in the latest data science skills.
We started this fellowship program as a ‘student and non-profit fellowship’. There was a growing realization that the brightest minds of our generation are working on making people click on online ads, social media posts and videos. Most of the attendees coming to our data science bootcamp were coming from for-profit companies.
We firmly believe that data science skills can be used for making a social impact. Check out this talk on AI for Social Good.
What do our fellows do?
Using The Power Of Data Science For..
research and treatment for physical and mental well being
conservation and restoration of natural resources and habitats
promoting social justice, education, public welfare and more
Frequently Asked Questions
You must be employed at a non-profit organization, or make a strong case (backed up by your resume) as to how your current work will serve social good.
Post-doctoral researchers are also welcome to apply, but preference is given to non-profit employees.
We select outstanding candidates with a passion for data science and a track record of community service.
Preference is also given to applicants that have clear goals about how to use data science to give back to their communities.
We select fellows once per quarter. This is done on a “rolling deadline” basis, meaning that we will review applications in the order that they are submitted to us. Even if you apply in a different quarter, you may still be considered for the next quarter.
Selected fellows will be notified 3-4 weeks prior to the bootcamp.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their fellowship application at least one month prior to their targeted bootcamp. For example, if you want to go to the Seattle bootcamp starting March 28, you should apply before February 28.
If you are not selected for your targeted bootcamp, you remain eligible for the next bootcamp in your area. For example, if you are not selected for the March 28 Seattle fellowship, you remain eligible for the next Seattle bootcamp fellowship.
- Fully covered tuition at a 5-day bootcamp
- Access to the learning portal
- Books and other course materials
- Travel expenses (up to $1000 USD)
At the end of the bootcamp, we ask our fellows to write a blog post describing their experience at the bootcamp and how they plan to apply their learning in the respective industry. Fellows are also encouraged to use social media during the bootcamp to describe their experience.
We also like to stay connected to Data Science Dojo fellows. 3-6 months after the bootcamp, we will ask you to explain how you used data science to solve any problems, especially those related to social good.
If you are not selected for a fellowship, your application remains active. We will consider it again for the next fellowship selection.
You can also consider a paid bootcamp. Early bird prices start at $2,399. There is also flex-pay, where you pay for the bootcamp over the course of year (interest free!).
If you are selected as a fellow, Data Science Dojo may use your biographical/professional information on their corporate website, social media channels and outlets.
Meet Past Fellows
Newton International Fellow at the University of Edinburgh
Program Manager at Equal Access International