Jack Larson Data for Good Fellowship

The Jack Larson Data for Good fellowship supports MIDS students who desire to use data science to benefit society.

Award Date and Amount

The Larson Fellowship is awarded annually in the fall semester. A total of $8,500 is awarded to 3 recipients each year.


The Jack Larson Data for Good Fellowship is open to all current UC Berkeley School of Information MIDS and 5th Year MIDS students. In order to be eligible for the award, students must be registered and enrolled in a graduate degree program at the School of Information in both the semester in which they apply and the semester in which the award is disbursed. MIDS & MICS students may apply for the fellowship while on a temporary leave of absence, but must be registered and enrolled in the semester in which the fellowship is disbursed.

Applicants must be in good academic standing and have no past or ongoing misconduct violations. Students who have previously applied for the Jack Larson Data for Good Fellowship and have not received it are eligible to reapply in a future year if they still meet all other relevant eligibility criteria. Students who have previously received the Jack Larson Data for Good Fellowship are eligible to reapply, but students who have not previously received the award have priority.


Awardees shall demonstrate high academic distinction and excellence and shall be selected on a competitive basis by a faculty review committee evaluating the merits of the applications. Awardees will demonstrate research, professional, or other interest in using data science skills to benefit society; which can include having a background in working for non-profits, government, or community service organizations, but is not required.

Application Deadline

(2023–24 Fellowships)

Application opens: October 1, 2023

Deadline: October 31, 2023

Fellowship awardees will be notified approximately two months after the application deadline.

How to Apply

Applicants will be asked to supply a current resume or C.V. and a statement of purpose clarifying how their research interests address the purpose of the fellowship.

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Last updated:

November 8, 2023