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NYA Fellowships

NYA is pleased to offer its second annual fellowships for aspiring data analysts in soccer/football. Each of two fellows will receive the following:

- USD1,000 (paid in two installments)
- A full season of Opta event data for a league of the fellow's choice, reformatted as needed by NYA
- Mentoring via NYA and its contacts throughout the fellowship year
- Dissemination of the fellow's work to soccer/football clubs and other potential users

The fellowships are open to analysts aged 25 and younger on 1 January 2019, and strong preference will be given to analysts from demographic groups underrepresented in the field. Analysts already working in soccer/football roles will not be considered.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a portfolio of one to five freestanding pieces of analysis, and proof of age to with the subject line "2019 Fellowships" by 31 March 2019. Any questions about the fellowships should be directed to the same email address.

Electronic documents and links to URLs are acceptable parts of the portfolio. If necessary, NYA may request to see underlying code or calculations to verify authorship of submissions. All work done by applicants and fellows before, during, and after the fellowships will remain their exclusive property to use as they please.

The jury for the 2019 NYA Fellowships is:

Sarah Rudd
Vice President of Software and Analytics, StatDNA

Scott Helmich
Head of Performance Analysis, Swansea City AFC

Ravi Ramimeni
Director of Analytics, Seattle Sounders FC

Stewart Mairs
Director of Soccer Strategy and Analysis, D.C. United

Dan Altman
Founder of North Yard Analytics

The NYA Fellows will be announced in early May 2019. NYA is grateful to Opta for supplying the data for this program and to the members of the jury for their time and expertise.

Positions listed here are filled on a rolling basis; when the positions are filled, they will no longer be advertised here. Not all applicants will be contacted. Thank you for the time devoted to your submission.

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