Ethan Zuckerman

PIT Opportunity: "Open Call for Applications: Movement Scientist Fellows Program" with Data for Black Lives

Published Originally by Data for Black Lives
Data for Black Lives

Data for Black Lives (D4BL) is now accepting applications for our pioneering Movement Scientist Fellows Program for 2024-2025 through our open call. This unique fellowship is designed for individuals who are passionate about using data to create concrete social change in Black communities. We invite applications from dedicated scholars, activists, and practitioners who aim to bridge the gap between data science and social justice.

What is a Movement Scientist?

A Movement Scientist possesses the skills, vision, creativity, and empathy necessary to use data as a tool for social change, navigating the complexities of advanced technology in various settings.

Data for Black Lives has a history of nurturing Movement Scientists through workshops, mentorship, and conferences.

Mentorship & Project Execution:

In our 2024-2025 fellowship, each successful applicant will be paired with an experienced mentor to help bring their proposed data-driven idea to fruition. The program is open to individuals and organizations, with the stipulation that organizations must nominate a single representative to participate.

Community-Based Systems Dynamics:

The fellowship builds on the concept of Community-Based Systems Dynamics, fostering a common language among scientists, engineers, activists, organizers, and the general public.

Thematic Focus Areas for 2024-2025:

We are specifically looking for proposals addressing climate gentrification, water and food access, policing, surveillance, social determinants of health, and more. We also encourage applications from those in the arts and media sectors, with a focus on Black communities.

For the full open call, Frequently Asked Questions, and the link to apply, head to the link below. Applications are due on April 28 at 11:59 PM ET.