Data fellowship applications now open

13 July 2018

Applications for the next round of fellowships open 5 November and close 3 December 2018.

What is a data fellowship?

A data fellowship is a 3 month full-time work placement with the CSIRO’s data-innovation group Data61.

We select high-performing people to step outside their day jobs and create prototypes that improve or completely redesign our approach to real-life problems.

Who is it for?

Only Australian Public Service employees within Commonwealth entities can apply for this round of data fellowships.

They should be interested in building data skills within their agency and be happy to share their knowledge and expertise with colleagues.

Past projects

Former participants in our Data Fellowship Program have carried out a variety of data-related projects using a range of techniques.

Some of these projects include:

  • machine learning to detect offensive material during forensic investigations to protect staff wellbeing

  • empirical modeling to identify and target biosecurity risks at Australian airports

  • longitudinal network analysis to see how policy affects how government buys products and services

Find out what other projects people have worked on in the past.

How to apply

You can apply online.

You’ll need to make sure you:

  • have approval from your agency’s data champion or a senior executive (SES Band 1 equivalent or above)

  • can start your project within 3 months of the application closing date

In your application you’ll need to include:

  • the name of your data champion or senior executive

  • the name of your current supervisor

  • your preferred placement start date and location

  • details of your data-related project proposal and technical skillset

  • your up-to-date resume

Read about how we select participants.

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