Applications for 2020 Summer Of Maps Now Open

Applications for 2020 Summer Of Maps Now Open

Applications for Summer of Maps are open until February 2, 2020. Nonprofits and students apply now!

What is Summer of Maps?

Summer of Maps is a fellowship program that matches nonprofit organizations that have spatial analysis needs with top students pursuing careers in geospatial data analysis to complete projects over a three-month period during the summer.

Nonprofit Grant Recipients

From June to August 2020, the selected nonprofit organizations:

  • Receive a grant of analysis services from a skilled student GIS analyst to geographically analyze their data
  • Visualize their data in new ways
  • Combine their data with other demographic and geographic data
  • Receive high-quality maps and visualizations that can be used to support new initiatives, make a case to prospective funders, or advocate for a cause

Visit our Nonprofit Resource Guide for more information on requirements and guidelines for participating nonprofit organizations.

2018 Summer of Maps Presentation
2018 Summer of Maps Fellow presenting her final project to a nonprofit grant recipient

Summer of Maps Fellows

  • Work on a spatial analysis project that supports the social mission of two non-profit organizations
  • Work with Azavea mentors to improve their GIS and project management skills
  • Receive a monthly stipend
  • Gain work experience implementing real-world GIS projects
2018 Summer of Maps Fellows and Mentors
Summer of Maps Fellows are mentored by Azavea staff and learn public speaking, project management, and communication skills in addition to geospatial data analysis methods

Important Dates

  • December 4, 2019: Organization and student application opens
  • January 7, 2020: Nonprofit Application Q&A webinar
  • February 2, 2020: Organization and student application closes
  • April 2020: Announce Student Fellows and Organizations
  • June 2020: Fellowship starts
  • August 2020: Fellowship ends, projects delivered to Organizations

We are looking for sponsors for the 2020 season of Summer of Maps. Please reach out if you are interested in sponsoring a fellow, mentor, or nonprofit organization for 2020! If you would like more information about the Summer of Maps program or about ways you can get involved, contact