BIDS Announces 2018 Call for Data Science Fellows

March 22, 2018

The Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) invites applications for our Data Science Fellows Program.

Letter of Intent due April 2, 2018

Successful applicants will join our current cohort of fellows, building a community of postdoctoral scholars, graduate student researchers, and research staff with excellent credentials in their fields as well as a strong interest in advancing data science and data-intensive research across the campus and beyond.

All projects that leverage, innovate, and advance both data-intensive research practices and methodologies are welcome, and interdisciplinary collaborations are particularly encouraged at BIDS. Dealing with “big data” is not a requirement to become a Fellow. We take a broad view of data science and welcome candidates from any research focus—from digital humanities and psychology to statistics and computer science—who are interested in pushing the frontiers of data-intensive research in their own field and in cross-disciplinary collaborations. If you find your data-related problems to be unique and challenging, we welcome you to apply to work with us.

Each Data Science Fellow will become part of and contribute to a growing ecosystem that brings together faculty, postdoctoral researchers, students, staff, and alumni to form a strong network that assists researchers in advancing data-analytic methods and inquiry, expanding and building new software and analytics tools, sharing best practices, and more. Information on our current working groups and projects can be found at  

To learn more about our call, please visit our application page.