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Deadline to Apply for the 2018 PIF Cohort


The PIF application for fall 2018 fellows cohort is now open! Over the past year and a half, fellows have been hard at work driving outcomes for the American people and the PIF program has successfully made its first transition across administrations. The state of the PIF program is as strong as ever and the future is bright. The PIF program along with 18F are part of GSA’s Technology Transformation Services. GSA is currently the point agency for government-wide transformation and GSA leadership strongly supports the PIF program and see fellows as critical change-makers and voices at the table in this effort.

The next 20 - 25 Presidential Innovation Fellows are set to start their tours on September 1, 2018. The application period is open until Sunday, June 3rd at 11:59 PM. Applicants can apply at apply.pif.gov.

As always, we’re recruiting our nation’s top entrepreneurs, technologists, designers, data scientists, product managers and more. We are looking for innovators who have a track record of doing, experience leading initiatives in complex stakeholder environments and the drive to improve the way our government designs, builds and delivers services for citizens . A few of the key positions that we are recruiting for include a Chief Digital Officer at the State Department and a Chief Data Officer at the Marine Corps.

Projects You Could Work On!

Some of the potential PIF projects lining up for the fall include:

  • How might we help the Department of Veteran Affairs deliver more veteran-centered services and care?
  • How might we use innovation to help better offer humanitarian assistance in domestic natural disasters?
  • How might the Department of Defense better collaborate with startups to access innovative and emerging technologies and solve critical national challenges?
  • How might we help the National Cancer Institute better match cancer patients to life-saving clinical trials?
  • How might we dramatically improve health outcomes by creating the world's largest research cohort through the All of Us Research Program at the National Institutes of Health?
  • How might we help the U.S. Department of Agriculture deliver better end-to-end services to farmers?
  • How might we help the Department of State better analyze and interpret complicated global digital and social media environments and help their colleagues better connect with people around the world?

Don't Delay - Apply to be a 2018 PIF Today!

Earlier Event: September 26
Denver Startup Week