CDA engages corporations, nonprofit institutions, government agencies, design studios, and NGOs to execute projects ranging from small design contracts to multi-year, multi-million dollar research grants.

New engagements with CDA primarily take the form of work-for-hire or sponsored research. If your organization is interested in exploring partnership opportunities, please contact us.


Fellowships and Internships

Research Fellowship Program

CDA has established a research fellowship program to encourage advanced research and development in rethinking information logic, design, and visualization. Our Research Fellowship Program aims to provide resources and support to candidates to help conceptualize and develop new ways of handling large amounts of data. Candidates are selected based on originality and novelty in research direction, previous experience and/or reputation in the field, and potential for high impact on CDA’s current and future initiatives.

Fellowships typically run for 3-6 months but can run longer depending on the scope and depth of the research. Fellows will have access to CDA's workspace, team, and research facilities as a primary site of investigation.

Fellowships are considered on a rolling basis. For consideration, please send a cover letter, resume, and details of your relevant research activities and/or proposal to


CDA offers internship opportunities for students currently enrolled at The New School and other institutions of higher education. We seek applicants looking to gain valuable experience working with our internal team, clients, and partners. Our program provides an opportunity to engage with CDA in its ongoing research initiatives, contribute to currently funded projects, and support day-to-day activities in a variety of ways.

Our interns typically receive course credit for their work at CDA and enjoy access to our facilities and resources to support their endeavors.

To apply:
Send a cover letter and resume to


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