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Through generous support by program sponsors, there is no cost to participate in the Data Justice Academy. Selected students will receive:
on-campus housing (double-occupancy rooms) at the University of Virginia
reimbursement of travel expenses
Additional funds are available on a competitive basis for travel costs to present at research conferences.
Health and Safety
Applicants are advised to review UVA policies regarding COVID health and safety. Note these policies are updated periodically based on local infection rates, Virginia public health requirements, and UVA Health Systems monitoring.
Students experiencing symptoms should report to Student Health for testing and inform Dr. Scholz so that an isolation dorm room can be provided.
The University of Virginia is located in Charlottesville, VA. Located two hours by car from Washington, DC, and 45 minutes from Richmond, VA, the city is accessible by car, train and plane. Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) serves flights with Delta, American, and United airlines. Charlottesville also has Amtrak and Greyhound stations. Participants can also easily get around the city using Charlottesville Area Transportation bus and trolley lines, University of Virginia bus transportation, Uber and Lyft.
Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and just over a two hour drive from the nation's capital, Charlottesville is home to nearly 50,000 residents and one of the most beautiful places in America. It has all the charm of a historic college town with the conveniences and energy of a larger city. In 2018, it was ranked No. 5 "Best Place to Live" by Livability, #4 in the U.S. for Entrepreneurship by Entrepreneur Magazine, and #14 for "More Restaurants per Capita" by Huffington Post.