Data Science Discovery: Open to Project Partner Applications for Fall 2021!

Application open for Project Partner Applications through August 1st.

Discovery connects undergraduates with hands-on, team-based opportunities in cutting-edge data research projects at UC Berkeley, government agencies, community groups, and entrepreneurial ventures. Some of our past Project Partners are shown below:

American Heart Association Bart FAO Fixing CO2 NASA UCSF United Ways of California Women in Tech Initiative Wall Street Journal

Through partnership with Discovery, Project Partners will have the opportunity to:

  • Increase your capacity to take on data-centric projects, at any level of complexity

  • Collaborate with UC Berkeley’s world-class data science students

  • Create cutting edge machine learning, neural network, and AI algorithms to get new insights and tangible results from your data science projects

  • Rely on an infrastructure of technical and project management support for your student team

  • Join our network of professors, graduate and undergraduate students, and past Project Partners such as NASA, UCSF, Creative Commons, BART and more.

  • Access free cloud computing and data storage resources.

Check out our archive of past projects here.

How to Apply to be a Project Partner
  • If you were a Project Partner in Spring 2021:

    • Simply click on the "Projects" tab

    • Select “Create New Project”

    • Fill in the details of your project for the upcoming semester in the appropriate sections of the form that appears on your screen

  • If you wish to be a new Project Partner with Discovery:

    • Click on the “Request to be a Project Partner” tab on the upper-right side of the Home page

    • Fill in the Google Form that appears and wait to hear back from us

    • Once you have been onboarded:

    • Simply click on the “Projects” tab to add your new student Project

    • Select “Create New Project”

    • Fill in the details of your project for the upcoming semester in the appropriate sections of the form that appears on your screen

Matching Process

Phase 1 (Student Applications): Student applications will be accepted from August 9th to August 22nd.

Phase 2 (Application Review): From August 23rd to September 3rd, Project Partners will begin scheduling interviews and making offers via the portal.

Phase 3 (Offer Acceptance): Students will have until September 8th to accept or reject offers.

Questions

For specific inquiries about our program email ds-discovery@berkeley.edu.

To learn more about the program visit https://data.berkeley.edu/research/discovery.