John Hunter Matplotlib Summer Fellowship

The John Hunter Matplotlib Summer Fellowship, named in memory of Matplotlib creator John Hunter, sponsors one to two students to work full-time for 3 months on Matplotlib during the summer (in the northern hemisphere), supervised and mentored by a senior contributor from the project. The fellowship is designed to help prepare recipients to become active contributors and core maintainers of Matplotlib.

2018 Fellowship Details



  • Enrolled undergraduate and graduate students at any accredited university


  • proficiency with Python
  • familiarity with NumPy, pandas