Urban Doctoral Fellowship
Urban Research Fellowship for Harvard Undergraduates
Urban doctoral fellowsHIPThe Boston Area Research Initiative, in conjunction with the City of Boston offers semester-long, part-time graduate fellowships to doctoral students students working on data-intensive projects that can improve both public policy and scholarship about key urban issues. The fellowship, which is funded by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, is open to doctoral students from any school in the greater Boston area. The application deadline for the spring 2013 doctoral fellowship has passed. Please check back in the spring for information on the availabllity of fellowships for fall 2013.
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Fellows work 15-25 hours/week and are paid $20/hour. Preference is given to students working on data-intensive projects that can improve both public policy and scholarship about key urban issues. If appropriate, fellows will be able to spend a substantial portion of their time working directly with city officials in Boston City Hall (or in departments and city entities located in other buildings). As part of their project, the fellows’ main responsibilities will include:
- Identifying relevant data on Boston from private and public sources;
- Preparing that data for large-scale analysis;
- Providing documentation about the data and how to access it via the BARI website;
- Making thedata compatible for analysis with other Boston data sets; and
- Exploring patterns in the data that might inform policy making or scholarship
- A cover letter describing why the applicant is a good fit for the position, including the type of project he or she would like to pursue through the fellowship;
- A current curriculum vitae; and
- Contact information for the applicant’s current advisor(s).