Data Science Discovery: Open to Project Partner Applications for Spring 2022!

Application open for Project Partner Applications through January 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:

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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 have already been a partner:
    • 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 this is your first time submitting a project to Discovery:
    • Click on the “New Project Partners: Submit a Project” button on the upper-right side of the Home page
    • Fill in the Google Form that appears. We will reach out to you shortly after you submit your project.
Matching Process

Phase 1 (Student Applications): Student applications will be accepted from Monday, January 3rd to Sunday, January 16th.

Phase 2 (Application Review): From Monday, January 17th to Friday, January 28th, Project Partners will begin scheduling interviews and making offers via the portal.

Phase 3 (Offer Acceptance): Students will have until Friday, January 28th to accept or reject offers.

Phase 4 (Additional Offers): Project partners can continue making offers to students through February 2nd, 2022.


Student Applications are closed for Fall 2021. Please check back in January for information applying to DS Discovery for Spring 2022.


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