The National Equity Atlas research partnership, a collaboration between
PolicyLink and the USC Equity Research Institute, is seeking applicants for
its 2022-2023 class of National Equity Atlas Fellows.
This 12-month fellowship program is designed to support community-led
efforts to advance racial and economic equity by building the capacity of
people of color working in grassroots organizations to analyze, visualize,
and use deeply disaggregated data in support of equity campaigns.
The fellowship provides an exciting opportunity for advocates working to
dismantle structural racism and advance equitable policy change to deepen
their data knowledge and skills. Fellows will have the opportunity to learn
from other community-based leaders from across the country, share their
experiences, and potentially collaborate on original data projects.
Fellows’ home organizations will receive a $7,500 stipend to support
their participation in the program, and fellows will have opportunities to
engage with data and policy experts, collaborate with National Equity Atlas
staff, and receive training to access datasets, conduct analyses, and
create maps, dashboards, and other data visuals in Tableau and other
By the end of the program, Fellows will be able to design, develop, and
produce their own custom data visualizations — such as fact sheets or
interactive dashboards — to support their policy advocacy campaigns, with
dedicated support and technical assistance from Atlas team members.