- Application due for Civil Match Forum
Application due for Civil Match Forum
September 15, 2021
What is the Civil Match Forum
Civil Match Forum is a 5-day online matchmaking event to connect with partners & reflect on how digitalisation has changed the way we develop common projects with civil society.
Who can participate
Civil Match Forum is open to civil society actors who are working on the development of civil society and support democratic values from one of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, France, Georgia, Germany, Moldova, Poland, Russia and Ukraine
Civil Match Forum Awards
Participants will be able to pitch their project idea together with their partner(s). The best project pitch will get 3000 Euro for the first steps of its realisation
How to create partnership
We invite applicants who already have an international partner to mention it in the application. Applicants who don't have an international partner will be guided to use the pre-forum program in order to find a good project partner
- Applications due for NYU Public Interest Technology (PIT) Convention and Career Fair presentations @NYUAbettertech
Applications due for NYU Public Interest Technology (PIT) Convention and Career Fair presentations @NYUAbettertech
September 15, 2021
We’re looking for technologists, educators, researchers, companies, advocacy groups, recruiters and other professionals working in public interest technology to present their work and connect to PIT professionals, students, and researchers.
- Application due for Impact Fellow at US Department of Education: Data Science ($115,000 - $130,000 per year) @Day1Project
Application due for Impact Fellow at US Department of Education: Data Science ($115,000 - $130,000 per year) @Day1Project
September 28, 2021
The Education Data Science Impact Fellow will enter an assignment at the Department of Education to help lead a data science team reporting to the Deputy Under Secretary for Education. This team will leverage the use of the Department’s Financial Student Aid administrative data to better inform policy development in real-time and conduct analysis to improve the impact of federal aid investments on post-secondary education.
Specific responsibilities for this Education Data Science Impact Fellow include:
Team Leadership: Leading and collaborating with teammates and stakeholders in an agile, reproducible and organized manner to drive novel policy insights and outcomes.
Study Design and Data Analysis: Consulting with stakeholders and customers to identify the appropriate data, methodological approach, and design. This team will conduct analyses to explore/group data, test hypotheses, predict outcomes, estimate causal impacts of policy, and inform decisions.
Data Wrangling: Lead and work with teams to develop data products and definitions. Use appropriate analytic and statistical software to programmatically prepare data for analysis and clean imperfect data.
Statistical / Machine Learning Data Analysis: Conducts analyses using software and/or programming languages such as R, Python, or Scala to explore/group data, test hypotheses, predict outcomes, estimate causal impacts of policy, and inform decisions. Derive meaning from big data (i.e., datasets that may be large, disparate, unstructured, and/or complex).
Communication: Translate complex concepts, findings, and limitations into concise, plain language in briefs and visualizations. Closely tie findings and conclusions into the agency mission, original problem statement and team objectives. Research and design presentations and interpretations of analytical outputs tailored to specific audiences including the use of interactivity and narrative storytelling where appropriate.
Experience and Qualifications
The Day One team and its agency partners at the Department of Education is seeking an entrepreneurial, experienced, and resourceful individual who brings subject matter expertise to the role of Lead Data Scientist on educational statistical analysis and has the ability to thrive in a dynamic team environment. This individual must be passionate about education innovation.
Strong candidates should have some of the following experience and qualifications:
Experience leading data science (or applied educational research) projects from project definition, team management, and reporting;
Strong background in program evaluation and applied statistics or econometrics background, and in building novel data models and visualizations with large administrative datasets and experience with inferential and machine learning algorithmic approaches;
Experience automating collection of data from varying sources, formats, and quality and prepare them for analysis and applying a variety of analytical approaches to solve mission focused policy, methodologies, and/or administrative problems in a fast-paced environment;
Ability to clearly and concisely present the findings of analytical products to policymakers and non-technical audiences;
Experience conducting analysis in contemporary programming or statistical software suite such as: SQL, Python, SAS, STATA, R, Tableau, and/or PowerBI;
Experience or interest in education policy and equitable educational outcomes;
Experience managing teams, projects, and processes, especially using agile methodologies, as well as in building partnerships and collaborating across networks, working in an entrepreneurial culture, navigating ambiguous environments and leading teams;
A minimum of 7-10 years of professional experience;
Commitment to public service, diversity, equity and inclusion and pursuing it within the mission of the Day One Project and Department of Education;
Must be a U.S. citizen.
Education requirement: PhD or equivalent degree, preferably in a quantitative social science discipline, public policy, education, computer science, or applied statistics.
This fellowship will provide salary and benefits for the entirety of the fellowship duration at an annual rate ranging from $115,000 - $130,000 per year, commensurate with experience and education.
How to Apply
To apply, please complete our application form.
- Accountability Incubator Application 2022 @accountlab
Accountability Incubator Application 2022 @accountlab
September 30, 2021
The 2022 Accountability Incubator is looking for the very best ideas from young people for accountability, participation and open government. If you live in one of the following countries you are eligible for this round of the incubator: DRC, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mexico, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. South Africa's Incubator for 2022 is focused on aspiring journalists and media practitioners.
The Accountability Incubator is Accountability Lab's (www.accountabilitylab.org) flagship program for young change makers to build sustainable, effective tools for change. The Incubator provides a non-prescriptive, yet supportive environment for creative, enterprising individuals who bring innovative ideas to inspire accountability in their communities.
Selected “accountapreneurs” receive a year of hands-on, comprehensive support including: training and knowledge-building, mentoring, network building, and media outreach support. All delivered virtually with in-person "friendraisers", events and networking where safe to do so, given the COVID-19 pandemic.
Women, people with disabilities and other minority groups are encouraged to apply in particular.
Applications should be submitted by 11:59PM EST on September 30th, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so applicants are encouraged to apply early.
- Prototype Fund (Germany) funding applications due
Prototype Fund (Germany) funding applications due
September 30, 2021
The Prototype Fund supports ideas in civic tech, data literacy, data security and software infrastructure. We want to provide software developers, hackers, and creatives with the opportunity to code and develop innovative public interest technologies.
As individual developers or small interdisciplinary project teams, you will receive up to €47,500 over six months from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. With this funding, you can write code and develop a first prototype of your software. In addition, we will connect you with tech and other relevant communities, support you with coaching, and advise you on project implementation and communication.