The advent of large collection of data and ensuing development in data analysis techniques has made collaboration between data scientists and content experts necessary for cutting-edge research. Furthermore, there is a need for trainees to be exposed to both aspects of such research, namely for data science trainees to learn about “real-life” practical projects and for content expert trainees to gain experience in data analysis and management. The aims of the MacDATA Graduate Fellowship Program are:
MacDATA Institute will provide support funding for one Student Research Assistant to work on an 8 month multidisciplinary project involving two or more faculties. The proposal must fit the mission of MacDATA Institute and the project must be related to data (ex: data analysis, collection, curation etc.). We encourage the Research Assistant’s work to align with the student’s graduate research/work. Students must be co-supervised by two or more faculty members from two or more faculties. Ideally, one faculty member will be an expert in data and another a content expert. MacDATA will provide $7,500 in funding support for a Research Assistant, the remainder of the funding for the student must be secured by the supervisors in order to complete the project (the remaining minimum 4-month period).
A complete application includes the following:
Please submit your application as a PDF attached in a single e-mail and include your last name in all of your filenames.
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Friday, January 13, 2017. Please include ‘MacDATA Graduate Fellowship’ in the subject line.