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Call for Student Applications: +DS Fall 2021 Research Program

We invite Duke students to apply for the +DS fall semester research program.

This competitive program is designed to allow students who have previous experience in data science to continue their engagement with substantive applied projects. The +DS Advanced Machine Learning Projects in Health Data Science offer Duke students, both undergraduate and graduate, the opportunity to be a part of research teams applying advanced machine learning (deep learning) to important areas of medicine. Participating students will be mentored by leading Duke faculty involved in data science research, often with guidance by practicing clinicians. The fall will culminate in a showcase session where student teams will present their results.

The fall 2021 program will be held in person at Duke’s Durham campus, based in the Rhodes iiD space in the third floor of Gross Hall.

Target Student Population

Students are eligible to apply if they have previously completed the +DS class (POE 190.01/790.01; EGR 190.06/590.06, or the 2018-2019 projects in medicine), or have completed coursework in data science, or have had another form of substantial experience with data science. Prior exposure to machine learning methods is preferred.

Time Commitment

Students interested in this program must be prepared to devote substantive time during the fall 2021 semester, generally as an independent study project sponsored by your department, a capstone project, or as a scholarly product supporting a thesis or dissertation. Please consult your department’s requirements for specific expectations of hours and effort.

Students in the program will attend scheduled sessions, including weekly quantitative meetings with your mentor and weekly group sessions and clinics.

Students will also be expected to regularly participate in related learning opportunities during the fall related to their projects. Recommendations may include +DS learning experiences and Co-Lab training workshops.

How to Apply

To apply for the +DS fall 2021 research program, please fill out this Qualtrics form:

Applications are due on August 13, 2021 by 10:00 PM Eastern Time.

Please send an e-mail to if you have any questions.

About the +DS Advanced Projects Program

Since 2019, the Duke+DataScience (+DS) program has supported 77 students in hands-on experience through advanced projects. Many students engage with +DS projects over more than one semester.

To learn more about the +DS experience: