SDP Fellowship Application: Cohort 16 (Fall 2024 – Summer 2026)
Opens Feb 16 2024 04:00 PM (EST)
Deadline May 6 2024 09:00 AM (EDT)
Description

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Strategic Data Project (SDP) Fellowship through the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University. This application is for fellowship candidates applying to be placed as full-time employees at SDP partner organizations.

Please visit our website to learn more about the SDP Fellowship and our impact at http://sdp.cepr.harvard.edu/ or watch a recording of an SDP Fellowship informational webinar

A comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions is located at the bottom of this webpage.


Eligibility Criteria

The Strategic Data Project seeks candidates who possess: 

  • a strong background in applied quantitative analysis (beyond descriptive analysis), familiarity with working with large datasets within education, and ability to work with limited oversight  
  • a demonstrated passion for improving outcomes for all students, familiarity with US domestic education policy and current issues 
  • a track record of collaboration, humility, and ability to guide change
  • a proven ability to communicate complex information and analytic findings to various audiences in verbal, written, and visual formats
  • evidence of an emerging leadership skill set and a commitment to continuous learning
  • an advanced degree (Master’s level or higher) completed by summer 2024 
  • at least four years of relevant full-time work experience by summer 2024 (waived for those with a PhD) 
  • Valid U.S. work authorization; fellows become employees of our partner organizations and they do not provide visa sponsorship to their fellows. Candidates with CPT/OPT/EAD status are encouraged to email us at sdprecruitment@gse.harvard.edu to confirm your eligibility.

SDP Placed Fellows become full-time employees of their placement organizations where they receive a salary between $75-90k and appropriate benefits. Placement organizations may have additional hiring requirements, including drug testing, criminal record and background checks, vaccination policies, residency requirements, etc. 

 We do not take geographic availability into account during the selection process, but candidates are encouraged to be flexible and willing to relocate to the placement that is the best skill and interest match for them. Candidates with flexible relocation available will have the best chances of a successful placement match - about 85% of fellows relocate for placements.


Application Deadlines

Applications for candidates seeking to become Placed Fellows for Cohort 16 (Fall 2024 - Summer 2026) will open on September 18, 2023.

Round I - CLOSED

Round II - CLOSED

Round III: 

  • Application Opens: February 16, 2024
  • Application Deadline: Monday, May 6, 2024, 9:00am ET
  • Application Review Period: May 6-9, 2024
  • Analytic Task 1: May 10-15, 2024
  • Virtual Screening Interviews: May 29 - June 4, 2024
  • Analytic Task 2: June 5-12, 2024
  • Virtual Selection Day Interviews: June 12-13, 2024
  • Decision Notification: June 18, 2024
  • Partner Agency Interviews: beginning mid June 2024

The above dates and deadlines are subject to change.

For additional questions, please email: sdprecruitment@gse.harvard.edu

Apply

SDP Fellowship Application: Cohort 16 (Fall 2024 – Summer 2026)


Thank you for your interest in applying to the Strategic Data Project (SDP) Fellowship through the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University. This application is for fellowship candidates applying to be placed as full-time employees at SDP partner organizations.

Please visit our website to learn more about the SDP Fellowship and our impact at http://sdp.cepr.harvard.edu/ or watch a recording of an SDP Fellowship informational webinar

A comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions is located at the bottom of this webpage.


Eligibility Criteria

The Strategic Data Project seeks candidates who possess: 

  • a strong background in applied quantitative analysis (beyond descriptive analysis), familiarity with working with large datasets within education, and ability to work with limited oversight  
  • a demonstrated passion for improving outcomes for all students, familiarity with US domestic education policy and current issues 
  • a track record of collaboration, humility, and ability to guide change
  • a proven ability to communicate complex information and analytic findings to various audiences in verbal, written, and visual formats
  • evidence of an emerging leadership skill set and a commitment to continuous learning
  • an advanced degree (Master’s level or higher) completed by summer 2024 
  • at least four years of relevant full-time work experience by summer 2024 (waived for those with a PhD) 
  • Valid U.S. work authorization; fellows become employees of our partner organizations and they do not provide visa sponsorship to their fellows. Candidates with CPT/OPT/EAD status are encouraged to email us at sdprecruitment@gse.harvard.edu to confirm your eligibility.

SDP Placed Fellows become full-time employees of their placement organizations where they receive a salary between $75-90k and appropriate benefits. Placement organizations may have additional hiring requirements, including drug testing, criminal record and background checks, vaccination policies, residency requirements, etc. 

 We do not take geographic availability into account during the selection process, but candidates are encouraged to be flexible and willing to relocate to the placement that is the best skill and interest match for them. Candidates with flexible relocation available will have the best chances of a successful placement match - about 85% of fellows relocate for placements.


Application Deadlines

Applications for candidates seeking to become Placed Fellows for Cohort 16 (Fall 2024 - Summer 2026) will open on September 18, 2023.

Round I - CLOSED

Round II - CLOSED

Round III: 

  • Application Opens: February 16, 2024
  • Application Deadline: Monday, May 6, 2024, 9:00am ET
  • Application Review Period: May 6-9, 2024
  • Analytic Task 1: May 10-15, 2024
  • Virtual Screening Interviews: May 29 - June 4, 2024
  • Analytic Task 2: June 5-12, 2024
  • Virtual Selection Day Interviews: June 12-13, 2024
  • Decision Notification: June 18, 2024
  • Partner Agency Interviews: beginning mid June 2024

The above dates and deadlines are subject to change.

For additional questions, please email: sdprecruitment@gse.harvard.edu

Apply
Opens
Feb 16 2024 04:00 PM (EST)
Deadline
May 6 2024 09:00 AM (EDT)