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?
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.
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.