The IASSIST Fellows Program is pleased to announce that it will be accepting applications for financial support to attend the 4thIASSIST Africa Regional Workshop 2024 in Nairobi, Kenya from data professionals who are developing, supporting and managing data infrastructures at their home institutions.

The mission of the IASSIST Fellows Program is to provide support for data professionals from countries with emerging economies and underrepresented regions who are developing information infrastructures regarding the use and preservation of public and private data and implementing information policy decisions at their home institutions. IASSIST Fellows Program has provided financial assistance to over 90 conference participants from around the world since 1997.

The mission of the IASSIST Early Professional Fellows Program is to provide support for early career data professionals from under-resourced institutions and recognize the value of new and innovative ideas from graduates and professionals new to data in the social sciences, who may not otherwise have the funding to travel. 

Please be aware that funding is not intended to cover the entire cost of attending the workshop. The applicant’s home institution must provide some level of financial support to supplement an IASSIST Fellow award.  Strong preference will be given to first-time participants and applicants from those countries currently with insufficient representation at IASSIST. Only fully completed applications will be considered. Applicants submitting a paper for the workshop will be given priority consideration for funding.

For more information, to apply for funding for a Fellowship, please send an email to the Fellows Committee Co-Chairs Florio Arguillas ( and Sarah Young (

Click here to access Fellowship Application.