The DS421 program is open to interested PhD and Master’s students from all departments and schools at UC Berkeley, including both incoming students (starting graduate school in Fall 2015), and current first year students. Up to 20 trainees per cohort will be admitted to the program. PhD trainees must have full fellowship funding in the second year of the program. Trainees may be supported by independent fellowships (NSF, Berkeley Fellows, etc.), or may apply for a second year fellowship from the training program. Conference travel funds, seed grant funding, and other activities will be available to all trainees.

For Fall 2015, students must have already applied to a graduate program of their choice. Application to the DS421 program will be contingent on, and coordinated with, departmental admissions. Faculty who are considering graduate applications from qualified students are encouraged to contact the DS421 faculty participant in their department, or program director David Ackerly for additional application information. Students from groups traditionally under-represented in science and engineering are especially encouraged to apply.

Additional information for Fall 2015

Additional information for Fall 2016

DS421 Admissions Chair: Prof. Max Auffhammer, Agricultural and Resource Economics