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Applications Open: Data Sciences for the 21st Century Training Program

The Data Science for the 21st Century (DS421) NSF Research Training Program (NRT) is now accepting applications for Fall 2016. 

DS421 is a two-year interdisciplinary graduate training program with the mission to prepare a new generation of researchers and policy makers to address challenges at the intersection of natural, social and data sciences by translating data into evidence-based analysis of impacts and solutions.

The DS421 program is open to incoming and first year PhD students from all departments and schools at UC Berkeley. It is also open to Master's students in 2-3 year on-campus programs. 

We are seeking a diverse cohort of students with a desire to pursue interdisciplinary research addressing coupled human-natural systems with a strong quantitative, data science component.

Applicants should have a background in one or more of the following areas: natural or environmental science, social science, public policy, landscape architecture, environmental planning, statistics, computer science, or related fields.

A number of second year fellowships for PhDs are available, providing a full stipend ($32,000) plus tuition and fees. Conference travel funds, seed grant funding and activities will be available to all trainees. 

Program Website: http://ds421.berkeley.edu/

Application Information: http://ds421.berkeley.edu/admissions/

Applications are open through February 26, 2016.