Any recommendations submitted after the deadline will be added to your application, but reviewers can only take into account information available to them at the time of review so we highly recommend you ensure your recommendations are in before the deadline.
Once applications close the 31st of January, we will start the rolling review process aiming for the following dates. First week of February: initial review round starts Last week of February: review round completed, all applicants moved to interview round or notified Mid February to mid March: interviews Late March: decision emails sent out (acceptances, [...]
No, not at all! We love CS geeks but in order to solve high impact problems, we need teams with a broad set of skills. We want people from all kinds of backgrounds including sociology, economics, public policy, public health, geography, physics, and chemistry. However, we do want you to have experience with programming, data [...]
Yes. And yes.
Not necessarily but this is designed for current student or recent graduates. If you have finished a degree (undergrad, Masters, PhD) in the past couple of years, you should be ok to apply. We've had post-docs, as well as people in industry (recent graduates), and people in between undergrad and gradschool come as fellows in [...]
No, you don't have to be a US citizen to apply. We have sponsored J-1 visas (for those outside the US) in the past as well as had F-1 students already in the US use CPT to be part of the fellowship. We can't provide funds for visa applications but can definitely send a supporting letter [...]
Yes, the fellowship is paid. The stipends are fixed but vary by the cost of living of the fellowship location. For Pittsburgh, the stipend is $10000 for the summer and should be more than enough to cover travel, housing, and other expenses over the summer. While budgeting for the program, please keep in mind that [...]
Partially. We spend the months leading up the Fellowship designing projects with project partners. Once the Fellows are selected, we will send you a list of these projects and ask you to give us your preferences. We'll then use these preferences and the needs of the projects to create project teams. You can see past [...]
A lot of the project teams end up writing papers but that's not the goal of the summer fellowship. We encourage people to do good work with real impact and the paper is often a by-product of that good work