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.

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.


The Jack Larson Data for Good Fellowship is open to all current UC Berkeley School of Information MIDS and 5th Year MIDS students. Recipients must be registered and enrolled 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, and career goals.

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Last updated:

June 15, 2023