Data Analysis Services Grants Available for Summer 2018

December 4th, 2017

Summer of Maps

Applications for Summer of Maps Data Analysis Services Grants are open from December 4, 2017 to January 28, 2018.

Nonprofits 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 2018, 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
Summer of Maps Fellow presenting to nonprofit
2016 Summer of Maps Fellow presenting her final project to 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
Summer of Maps Fellows learn from mentor
Summer of Maps Fellows learn public speaking, project management, and communication skills in addition to geospatial data analysis methods.

Important Dates

  • December 4, 2017: Organization application opens
  • January 28, 2018: Organization application closes
  • February 16, 2018: Student application opens
  • March 11, 2018: Student application closes
  • April 2018: Announce Student Fellows and Organizations
  • June 2018: Fellowship starts
  • August 2018: Fellowship ends, projects delivered to Organizations

Nonprofits apply now

We are looking for sponsors for the 2018 season of Summer of Maps! Please reach out if you are interested in sponsoring a fellow, mentor, or nonprofit organization for 2018!

If you would like more information about the Summer of Maps program or about ways you can get involved, contact summerofmaps@azavea.com.