Jack Larson Data for Good Fellowship

The Data for Good fellowship supports MIDS students who desire to use data science to benefit society. Successful applicants will have a background working for non-profits, government, or community service organizations or be able to demonstrate how they intend to use the data science skills acquired in the MIDS program for the betterment of society.

The fellowship award amount is $8,500.

Award Dates

The Data for Good Fellowship is awarded three times each year: in the spring, summer, and fall semesters. Applications are due during the previous semester.

Upcoming deadlines

Spring 2023 Award: Apply by January 9, 2023

Summer 2023 Award: Apply by May 8, 2023

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


The Jack Larson Data for Good Fellowship is open to all current and incoming UC Berkeley School of Information MIDS students. Recipients must be registered and enrolled MIDS students in good standing and have no past or ongoing misconduct violations at the time the award is disbursed.

Students who have previously applied for the fellowship and have not received it are eligible to reapply in a future semester if they still meet all other relevant eligibility criteria. Students may be awarded the fellowship only once.


A committee of faculty and staff will make fellowship selections based upon service background, vision/plan for using data for societal benefit, career goals, and financial need.

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Last updated:

February 7, 2023