16078226168_c868e35db0_zThe UCI Data Science Initiative is pleased to announce its 2015 Graduate Summer Fellows Program. This program is intended to support UCI PhD students involved in new interdisciplinary research projects that have a strong data science/data analysis component. The funding is ideal for seeding summer research projects that explore promising new topics.

Stipend Amount: $6039 plus benefits
Application Deadline: Monday, May 25 by 8:00 a.m
Program Dates:
 June 13 through September 20, 2015

Deadline has passed

Selected Fellows will be appointed as graduate student researchers (GSR V) at 50% time, from 6/13/15 to 9/20/15 (or 7/1/15 to 9/30/15). To be eligible a student must be a PhD student at UCI and have a faculty advisor who has agreed to supervise the proposed project. Additional expenses (such as lab materials, computing equipment, travel, etc) will not be covered by this funding.

The application deadline is Monday, May 25 by 8:00 a.m. Applications can be made online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FXKMVKF. We anticipate awarding at least 10 stipends. Applicants will be notified of the funding decision by May 29, 2015.

This program will also consider applications from pairs of students from different disciplines working in collaboration on a single project. These can be submitted as a single application and if selected will result in funding for both students, each at 50% time.

Criteria for funding decisions will include the following:

Interdisciplinarity: is there evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration for the proposed project, such as involvement of a faculty mentor from another discipline?

Novelty: is this a new research topic or a continuation of existing research that could be funded via other means?

Outcomes: does the proposal identify likely outcomes after the project is completed? Examples could include submission of a research paper, an artifact such as software or a public data archive, a proposal for follow-on funding, etc.

Questions? email datascience@uci.edu.