The Bayes Impact Fellowship is a 12 month full-time program that invites the best and brightest data scientists from top tech companies and universities to work on ambitious data science projects with civic and nonprofit institutions.
Data science can bring new perspective to seemingly intractable problems in the world. We focus on a select number of projects that have the potential to change the world. You'll be 100% dedicated to one project at a time and help see through the execution of the solution from scoping to implementation.
We work on ambitious, high impact projects such as:
Tough problems require focus. Do the work that matters, and let us take care of the rest. The Bayes Impact Fellowship covers living expenses, need-based travel, and equipment. We also provide a collaborative workspace.
Receive practical and applied data science guidance from the best in the industry. Every Fellow is provided with a support team of top data scientists and domain experts.
We take the best and brightest minds in data science. Fellows are typically data scientists or individuals with advanced academic degrees in physics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, bioinformatics, or other related fields. We are looking for individuals with top-tier quantitative research skills, data intuition, and a drive for improving the social sector.
The typical project consists of 2 Bayes Impact Fellows, a project manager, and a small group of project mentors. The Fellows work full-time on social impact projects where they receive industry-leading training, mentorship, and the opportunity to positively change the world with data science. Project managers are staffed on every project to aide in project scoping, data acquisition, and solution implementation.
We accept project applications from civic and nonprofit organizations, but we also independently scope projects on issues we find challenging. We select projects that meet 3 main criteria:
We expect our fellows to come into the program with strong experience in data science, either from years of work or research experience. We do provide a number of personal development and mentorship opportunities including:
Our project sponsors typically pay to cover the operations of the project - Fellow stipends, equipment costs, etc. We also receive funding from donations and grants.
No, we only work with nonprofits and civic institutions on social impact projects.
We select bright and talented individuals with top-tier quantitative skills, data inituition, and a drive for social impact.
Good candidates have:
Yes, we accept candidates regardless of their beliefs.