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White House Accepting Applications for Presidential Innovation Fellows

March 14th, 2014 / in Uncategorized / by Shar Steed

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The White House is now accepting applications for the third round of Presidential Innovation Fellows. Applications are due April 7, 2014. Click here to apply.

The Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) program brings the principles, values, and practices of the innovation economy into government through the most effective agents of change we know: our people. This highly-competitive program pairs talented, diverse individuals from the innovation community with top civil servants to tackle many of our Nation’s biggest challenges, and to achieve a profound and lasting social impact. These teams of government experts and private-sector doers are taking a “lean startup” approach and applying methods like user-centered design to achieve results for the American people in months, not years.

Round 3 will focus on addressing three national priority initiatives:

  • Making Digital the Default: Building a 21st Century Veterans Experience
  • Data Innovation: Unleashing the Power of Data Resources to Improve Americans’ Lives
  • By the People, for the People: Experiments in Crowdsourcing Government

woolfBeverly Park Woolf is currently a Presidential Innovation Fellow from Round 2 working on Open Data Initiatives at the National Science Foundation.  Woolf has been active in a number of CCC initiatives. She lead the CCC visioning workshop on the Future of Educational Technology in 2009, and was on the organizing committee of last year’s Multidisciplinary Research for Online Education Workshop. Woolf was also a mentor in the CCC’s Computing Innovation Fellows program.

Click here for the full list of Presidential Innovation Fellows.

White House Accepting Applications for Presidential Innovation Fellows

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