EDI Fellowship Program

2018 Summer Fellowship Program

EDI announces its Summer 2019 Data Management Fellowship Program

As part of our data management training program, we are now accepting applications from projects/sites interested in hosting an EDI Summer 2019 Fellow. In agreement with EDI’s mission of accelerating curation and archive of environmental data, the focus of the fellowships is on data archiving and publishing as well as on developing a longer-term data management strategy for the host sites/projects.

Please fill out the application form here, no later than December 12, 2018. EDI will inform applying projects of our decision by January 9, 2019.

In the application form, information on the proposed fellowship is requested such as the potential fellow’s on-site advisor and a brief description of the data sets the fellow would be expected to archive.

The 2-month fellowship is intended for undergraduate, graduate and recent postgraduate students. Each fellow will receive a stipend of $5000 which will be administered through the University of Wisconsin. EDI will train and mentor the fellows, while the hosts are expected to provide access to data sets and personnel able to answer content-related questions in a timely manner. The fellows are expected to perform quality control on the data, create metadata, archive data packages in the EDI repository and conduct a small data analysis project or present their data management experience at a meeting.

In Spring of 2019, EDI will initiate an application process for the fellows through our newsletter and mailing lists.

The fellowship is preceded by a week of training, during which the fellows learn about metadata content, the Ecological Metadata Language (EML) and how to create EML using the R programming environment. Furthermore, they will be instructed on publishing data packages in the EDI repository and how to create catalogs of archived data packages that may be placed on the local project’s/sites’ website.

Important dates:

  • Deadline for application to host a fellow: 12 December 2018
  • Application form here.
  • Notification of successful application: 9 January 2019
  • Fellow recruitment: Spring 2019
  • Fellowship: Summer 2019

Please contact Susanne Grossman-Clarke (grossmanclar@wisc.edu) if you have questions.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

The EDI Team


EDI 2018 Summer Fellows and EDI personal at the “Data Publishing” workshop at the University of New Mexico, from left: Alina Drebin, Colin Smith (EDI), An Nguyen, Susanne Grossman-Clarke (EDI), Kristin Vanderbilt (EDI), Vanessa Morgan, Abby Pennington, Prita Novita, Gabriel Kamener.