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 (2021-2022) focused on disciplines ranging from data quality, the metaverse, and health data, to new norms emerging from Europe, platform transparency, and data governance literature. They presented their research at a virtual event in October 2022.

The second cohort of fellows (2022-2023) centered its research on cross-border data flows, data standardization, health data, data governance boards, and data embassies, among others. 



The Datasphere Initiative has welcomed the third cohort of fellows for the year 2023-2024. 

Building on the success of the previous cohorts, the 12 selected fellows will bring their unique knowledge and research agenda to collectively unlock the value of data for all. 


Micaela Mantenga


Nawal Omar


Nikesh Balami

Senior Fellow

Sue Hendrickson


Edith Milanzi

Senior Fellow

Norberto de Andrade


Isadora Perez Peixoto


Adam Zable


Lilian Olivia Orero

Senior Fellow

John Wilbanks


Yael Cervantes

Other intelligence activities

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