Volunteers needed for Data for Policy 2021

Apply now – closing 30th July

We are recruiting volunteers to assist with preparing for and running the international conference Data for Policy 2021: Lessons for policy-data interactions after Covid-19, taking place virtually September 14-16.

We are seeking individuals with a mix of skills to assist in publicity and administration of the conference. These comprise:

– producing content for social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram), both off- and online;

– producing and editing videos for our YouTube channel;

– designing graphic content for social media, website and other communication purposes;

– producing written content for news items, and for blogging and reporting on conference activities;

– assisting with running the virtual conference, including meeting user management

This is an opportunity to use your skills to help us deliver a premier, interdisciplinary, global conference, and to network with some key people and organisations working at the interface of data science and policy.

Full details of the role and person specification are available here.

Beyond the conference, we anticipate that further opportunities will arise to support the social media and communications strategy of Data for Policy. We’re therefore interested in applications both from those seeking a short-term volunteering opportunity and those with an interest in longer-term engagement with the Data for Policy community.

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter outlining your interest in the role and relevant skills to team@dataforpolicy.org by 30th July.

Apply for a Data for Policy Inclusion Scholarship

We are delighted to announce that Data for Policy is accepting applications for inclusion scholarships, deadline 12:00 UTC+1, 22 July.

Data for Policy is committed to increasing diversity in its community. We understand that the cost of registration may be a barrier to participation, and are therefore delighted to offer Data for Policy inclusion scholarships to suitable candidates from groups which are currently underrepresented in our community, in particular those from developing nations, who will extend our geographic diversity.  These scholarships cover 90% of the full registration fee (£150). Scholarship awards are based on the level of financial need, and the appropriateness of the opportunity afforded to the applicant. To be eligible, applicants must have no other source of funding to meet the cost of registration. Applications from those invited to present at the conference will be prioritized. Full details of how to apply are in the registration section of the 2021 conference page

The deadline for applications is 12:00 UTC+1, 22 July. Any unsuccessful inclusion scholarship applicants will be able to register at the early bird discount price (£120), if their application is received by the deadline.