Center for Education Policy Research, Harvard University

Dear Students,


The Strategic Data Project (SDP) is recruiting fellows for Cohort 7. Please help us pass along this information by forwarding this email to friends and colleagues interested in learning how to apply their analytic skills to influence policy at the local, state, and national levels.


What is the Strategic Data Project?
The Strategic Data Project (SDP) housed at the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University, partners with a range of education organizations to transform the use of data in education to improve student achievement. Current partners include 60 school districts, charter management organizations, state education agencies, and nonprofit organizations.


What is the SDP Fellowship?
The SDP Fellowship is a two-year program that develops and supports talented data strategists in education agencies to have an immediate impact on policy and management decisions that can improve student outcomes. Fellows help partner agencies breakthrough strategic issues that benefit from robust analysis. Upon acceptance to the program, Fellows are immediately placed in full-time analytic leadership roles reporting to a cabinet-level position (e.g. Chief of Data and Accountability, Chief Academic Officer or other top executives) within the organization. As a group, SDP Fellows will form a network of data strategists committed to impacting education reform through research and data.


Benefits of the Fellowship:

  • Compensation package of $80,000-$90,000 plus benefits.
  • Professional development support and a stipend of $2,000.
  • Access to Harvard based faculty, researchers, and policymakers throughout the program.
  • The opportunity to take a leadership role on analytic, policy-oriented projects.


Applications are available on our website, and the priority application deadline is March 16, 2015.

If you know someone who would be a great fit 

for this program, please let us know!


Many thanks!
Nneka Ibekwe


Manager of Fellowship Admissions and Recruitment, Strategic Data Project
Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University | (617) 496-1311
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