John Hunter Matplotlib Summer Fellowship

The John Hunter Matplotlib Summer Fellowship, named in memory of Matplotlib creator John Hunter, sponsors one student 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.

Summer 2018 Application Instructions

Instructions and detailed information for the John Hunter Matplotlib Summer Fellowship 2018 are not yet available. This page will be updated with instructions as the application period approaches.

About John Hunter

John Hunter was the creator of Matplotlib and one of the founding board members of NumFOCUS. Husband to Miriam and father to three daughters—Clara, Ava, and Rahel—was diagnosed with cancer in late July 2012. He passed away on August 28, 2012 from complications arising from necessary cancer treatment.


As an avid user of the NumFOCUS supported projects, donating is a win-win proposition for me! My favorite tools are able to remain active open source projects that continue to improve and evolve to fit modern problems.

Kyle Ross, Supporting Member