The Strategic Data Project (SDP) is an initiative of the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University. The SDP Fellowship program helps school system leaders use data and evidence in strategic decision-making to improve public education. By placing Fellows in school systems and education organizations across the United States, SDP provides a unique entry point for passionate quantitative researchers and data strategists who want to make a difference.
SDP Fellows are placed in full-time roles at host agencies including school districts, charter management organizations, state education departments, foundations, and education nonprofits. As a Fellow, you and your host agency will develop clear priorities and plans for using data and build organizational willingness to use data for decision-making. Fellows are paid a salary of $75k-90k plus appropriate benefits by their placement agency. The Fellowship lasts two years (fall 2021-summer 2023) with the possibility for longer-term employment.
In the past, fellows have tackled projects in one of the following focus areas:
- program evaluation
- data visualization
- early warning indicator systems
- data management governance
- survey design and analysis
- data dashboards
- student pathways and postsecondary success
- teacher quality
Fellows also participate in a tailored curriculum in measurement, analysis, leadership, and education policy delivered by Harvard-affiliated researchers and practitioners.
Join a powerful, growing community of forward-thinking data advocates and leaders in more than 20 states and 160+ education organizations.
READ MORE TO BECOME AN SDP FELLOW (2021-2023) AT: https://sdp.cepr.harvard.edu/fellowship