The Research Data Alliance (RDA) invites applications for its newly redesigned fellowship program. The program’s goal is to engage early career researchers in the US in Research Data Alliance (RDA), a dynamic and young global organization that seeks to eliminate the technical and social barriers to research data sharing.
- Engage with social sciences experts to study the human and organizational barriers to technology sharing
- Apply a WG product to a need in the Fellow’s discipline
- Develop plan and disseminate RDA research data sharing practices
- Develop and test adoption strategies
- Study and recommend strategies to facilitate adoption of outputs from WGs into the broader RDA membership and other organizations
- Engage with potential adopting organizations and study their practices and needs
- Develop outreach materials to disseminate information about RDA and its products
- Adapt and transfer outputs from WGs into the broader RDA membership and other organizations
The program involves one or two summer internships and travel to RDA plenaries during the duration of the fellowship (international and domestic travel). Fellows will receive a $5000 stipend for each summer of the fellowship. Fellows will be paired with a mentor from the RDA community. Through the RDA Data Share program, fellows will participate in a cohort building orientation workshop offering training in RDA and data sciences. This workshop is held at the beginning of the fellowship. RDA Data Share program coordinators will work with Fellows and mentors to clarify roles and responsibilities at the start of the fellowship.
Additional criteria include: interest in and commitment to data sharing and open access; demonstrated ability to work in teams and within a limited time framework; and benefit to the applicant’s career trajectory.
Eligibility: Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers at institutions of higher education in the United States, and early career researchers at U.S.-based research institutions who graduated with a relevant master’s or PhD and are no more than three years beyond receipt of their degree. Applications from traditionally underserved populations are strongly encouraged to apply.