Applications for the 2023 Data Justice Academy are now closed.


Who should apply? 

The Data Justice Academy is seeking undergraduate students from groups historically underrepresented in data science (African American, Indigenous, Latinx, persons with disabilities).

Students from tribal colleges, historically Black colleges and universities and Hispanic serving institutions are especially encouraged to apply. 

Application Process

In addition to the form information, you will be asked to upload the following documents:

  • Unofficial transcript(s) from all colleges attended.
    Please save file as "lastname_firstname_transcript.pdf"

  • Answers to application questions (in a single Word, TXT or PDF format).
    Save file as "lastname_firstname_essay"

    • Describe your background in data science. This might include classwork, bootcamps, internships, projects or independent exploration. Limit 200 words.

    • Which of the research topics most interest you and why? (Limit 200 words. You may ask to be considered for additional projects, but please only discuss your top TWO choices here.)

    • How do you expect to use what you learn in the Data Justice Academy? Limit 200 words.

If you have questions, contact Director of Research Development Claudia Scholz ( ).

Important Dates

  • March 1 - Application form opens
  • Virtual Info sessions
    Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend one of these sessions
    • March 3 - 3pm eastern (zoom) 
    • March 7 - 10am eastern (zoom)
    • March 13 - 7pm eastern (zoom)
    • March 22 - 12n eastern (zoom)
    • March 28 - 7pm eastern (zoom)
  • March 31 - Applications due by 5pm eastern
  • April 4-8 Interviews
  • April 12 - offers extended (projected)
  • April 22 - Deadline to accept offer, reserve housing, etc.
  • May 28 - Data Justice Scholars arrive in Charlottesville
  • August 5 - Data Justice Scholars depart Charlottesville