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Datasphere Fellowship Program

The Datasphere Initiative Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for graduate students and young professionals to work on novel research and dialogue related to data governance.

Fellows are invited to bring their own knowledge and research agenda to the Fellowship, working on case studies of countries or initiatives that build on their research, while contributing to advance the Datasphere Initiative goals of promoting awareness-raising, capacity building, and policymaking. 

The work of the first cohort of fellows focused on disciplines ranging from data quality, the metaverse, and health data, to new norms emerging from Europe, platform transparency, and data governance literature.

The 2021/2022 cohort of fellows presented their research, and showcased the insights they gathered on the concept of the Datasphere at a virtual event on October 13, 2022.



The Datasphere Initiative has welcomed the second cohort of fellows for the year 2022-2023. 

Building on the experience of the first cohort of Datasphere Fellows (2021-2022), the Datasphere Initiative selected seven fellows to receive mentorship from the Datasphere Team and partners around the globe to think critically and develop research and solutions outputs for pressing challenges related to data governance and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Senior Fellow

Bernise Ang


Arindrajit Basu


Francesca De Chiara


Lukman Enegi Ismaila


Laura Sandor


Gabriel Souto


Brian Tshuma

Senior Fellow

Miriam Wimmer

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