2020-2022 Data Science Health Innovation Fellowships - Applications due August 2

June 10, 2020

As part of the Innovate For Health initiative, the University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) and University of California San Francisco (UCSF) are currently soliciting applications for outstanding data scientists to join the Data Science Health Innovation Fellowship Program.

Innovate For Health - logo icon banner 700Selected fellows will receive 2 years of financial support to develop and execute innovative, high-impact, data-driven translational research projects in areas of unmet patient needs. Fellows will have access to computer science, engineering, and statistics expertise and technology innovation at UC Berkeley; clinical expertise and data resources at UCSF; and pharmaceutical industry and translational expertise from Janssen Research & Development. Combining mentorship from all three organizations, large health and biological datasets, and their own data science expertise, fellows will conduct research projects with the potential to transform human healthcare.

APPLY NOW - Application Deadline: August 2, 2020

Successful candidates will have a computational background with several years of post-degree experience and evidence of practical accomplishments. They will also possess strong collaboration and communication skills, and the ability to translate processes and insights for technical and non-technical audiences, including researchers and entrepreneurs across methodological areas and research domains. Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents (the program is currently unable to provide visa sponsorship or support).


  • Application Review and Interviews:  August 2020
  • Fellowship recipients announced:  September 2020
  • Fellowship Dates:  October 2020 – October 2022 
  • Fellowship Phase I:  Project Ideation and Innovation Period (6 Months)
  • Fellowship Phase II:  Research, Discovery, and Implementation Period (15 Months)
  • Fellowsihp Phase III:  Wrap-up Period (3 Months)

For more information, please read more about the Data Science Health Innovation Program, proceed with the Fellowship Application process, refer to the FAQ, or Contact the program organizers.

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