by Codeva Foundation
We offer fellowships for individuals working on humanitarian issues. Use the power of technology for good.
Why offer a fellowship to non-profit sector?
We believe data-driven insights can help non-profits working in the areas of 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 technology skills in their day-to-day work. Technology started this non-profit fellowship make a small contribution to educating non-profit organizations in the latest technology 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 technology bootcamp were coming from for-profit companies.
We firmly believe that technology skills can be used for making a social impact.
What do our fellows do?
We offer fellowships to non-profit professionals dedicated to using technology to improve lives. Fellows are not required to become technology. Instead, they use the skills that they develop at our bootcamp to: enhance their research projects, increase efficiency, and highlight how data can help society.
Unlike other fellowships, technology fellows:
- May pursue whatever career they want
- Commit to technology training
- Receive funding for travel expenses
a short interview describing your experience at the bootcamp and how you plan to apply technology in your future work.
You will write a blog post about how you plan to apply technology skills in your current non- profit work
research and treatment for physical and mental wellbeing
conservation and restoration of natural resoucres and habitats
promoting social justice, education, public welfare and more
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I eligible?
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.
How do we choose fellows?
We select outstanding candidates with a passion for technology and a track record of community service.
Preference is also given to applicants that have clear goals about how to use technology to give back to their communities.
When are fellows selected?
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.
What is the deadline?
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 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 fellowship, you remain eligible for the next bootcamp fellowship.
What do I get if I win the fellowship?
- Fully covered tuition at a bootcamp
- Access to the learning portal
- Books and other course materials
What is expected of me if I am selected?
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.
What if I am not selected?
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 a very low price. There is also flex-pay, where you pay for the bootcamp over the course of year (interest free!).