Data Activist in Residence

“The School of Data Science (SDS) at the University of Virginia invites applications from activists, journalists and artists for the inaugural 2020-21 Data-Activist-in-Residence position. These residencies will support 12 months stay in Charlottesville, VA to work on a project that uses data science in support of the public interest and/or explores the social impact and ethics of data science and artificial intelligence. The intent is to highlight talents, disciplines and approaches often excluded or ignored by the field of data science. Example outcomes of the Residency could be a public exhibit, performance, popular press articles, a book, formation of new communities, or other work as proposed by the applicant. Our ultimate goal is an increased awareness of the role of data in society.


The Data Activist in Residence will complete a data-oriented project as proposed in their application. This project must be publicly available in keeping with the SDS goal of Open Access. The selected applicant is expected to be an active participant in the SDS community, attending lectures, visiting classes, engaging with students, faculty, staff and the local community….”