Urban Doctoral Fellowship
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Urban doctoral fellowsHIP
The 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 2014 doctoral fellowship is January 6th.
Click here for information about former urban doctoral fellows.
The application deadline for the spring 2014 doctoral fellowship is January 6th. Fellows will be announced by February 1st.
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 a municipal agency or department, or some other local organization. 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
Applicants for the fellowship should email the following materials to Dan O’Brien, BARI’s Director of Research, at BARI@radcliffe.harvard.edu.
- 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).
Click here to read an article in Harvard Magazine that discussed work that former fellows presented at a poster session that was part of BARI's October 2011 symposium on Reimagining City University Connections.