The NBER Innovation Information Initiative (I3), a data collaborative for open innovation data and related analytics, tools, and metrics, is starting a graduate student fellows program to promote contributions to open innovation data.
This summer, the I3 will award five fellowships of $1500 each to graduate students in economics, innovation or related fields. The fellowships aim to broaden the range of datasets and tools made accessible to the innovation research community, and to support a new generation of researchers in producing and sharing high-quality, re-usable research data and code. Applications are due May 25, 2023.
Fellowships will support students to:
(1) contribute new datasets, with notes, code and/or metadata to the I3 Index, an open-source platform for sharing innovation data.
(2) develop "user guides'' documenting how to use specific datasets; and/or describing challenges and opportunities in working with specific types of data, tackling specific types of problems, linking specific datasets etc.
The fellowships will run from June-November 2023, with a time commitment of no more than 30 hours. Members of the I3 steering committee will provide feedback and be available to answer questions before the submission of the final deliverable. As part of the program, we will also run workshops on research data skills and tools---in the model of Carpentries workshops previously organized for the I3---which the fellows are encouraged to attend.
As this is the first time the program has run, the remit is quite open-ended, and we are excited for students to shape the output. If you have ideas for projects beyond the types described above, feel free to contact Bhaven Sampat ([email protected]) and/or Agnes Cameron ([email protected]), or just submit.
Please submit your proposal using this google form by May 25, 2023.
Chosen fellows can be in any country (though the workshops will be held in European/EST time zones), and should currently be studying for a masters or PhD (applications also accepted from anyone who has graduated in the past 6 months).
Update: presentations about the work will be shared at the 2023 Technical Working Group, and a report linked to from here.