Hopewell Fund

To develop centralized coordination capacity within the Data Science Environment partnership for alumni networking, evaluation, and internal and external communications

  • Amount $211,091
  • City Washington, DC
  • Investigator Ali Ferguson
  • Year 2017
  • Program Digital Technology
  • Sub-program Data & Computational Research

The Moore-Sloan Data Science Environments (DSEs) are a major collaboration between Sloan and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to support three university-based data science centers devoted to empowering data-driven research through the creation of new tools, resources, infrastructure, and career paths that help university researchers make the most of the possibilities that data science opens for the 21st century scientist. Supported centers have been launched at the University of California, Berkeley; NYU; and the University of Washington. This grant provides funds for the hire and support of a DSE coordinator who will take responsibility for internal communication between the DSEs, serve as a visible point of contact for inquiries and outward messaging for best practices coming out of the DSEs, and develop a network to connect and support “alumni” who have in one way or another left the DSE universities and are now building data science capacity at other universities. This new coordinator position will be initially housed within the Hopewell Fund, an arm of the New Venture Fund.

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