Apply to become a Student Researcher

Fall 2023 Student Applications will open in August 2023.

The Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society’s Data Science Discovery Program will start accepting student applications for Fall 2023 in August 2023. To gain insight into potential timelines and the variety of projects that may be available, please refer to the Current Overview.


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How to apply?

Step1: Browse projects

Browse projects and click on the project name that interest you. You will be redirected to an application page with more information on the chosen project.


Step2: Submit an application

Submit an application for up to 10 maximum projects that you are interested in. Some projects may close their applications early due to high levels of interest, so students are advised to apply as soon as they can.


Program Requirements

The program offers variable units on a P/NP basis.

In order to receiving a passing grade:
1. Students are only allowed to participate in 1 Discovery project per semester.
2. Students are expected to commit 6 - 12 hours per week to their research project (the exact time commitment expected should be confirmed with the project partner). 1 unit of academic credit is available for every 3 hours of work per week. Students will be enrolled in a DATA 198 course for units when they join a project.
3. All student teams are required to submit a Mid-Term Progress Report (this will be sent to you as a Google Form to fill out) and a Final Presentation during RRR week.



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Topics across diverse domains

Discover projects allows student researcher to worked on projects in all kinds of impact areas. We continually seek to engage with new partners operating in different industries.

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