The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) has launched a program on Industry-Academic Collaboration through the Big Data Regional Hubs. The South Hub, which is coordinated by Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and the University of North Carolina (UNC), has announced their two summer 2016 programs. The DataStart Program provides an opportunity for graduate students to intern with data-related startups and PEPI (The Program to Empower Partnerships with Industry) is an exchange program for early-career faculty. You can read more about the programs and how to apply in the announcement below and be sure to check back with the CCC blog soon to find out more about the Industry-Academic Collaboration through the Regional Big Data Hubs.
Summer 2016 Opportunities with Industry
for Faculty, Postdocs, and Graduate Students
This summer the South Big Data Hub is offering two programs to bolster industry collaborations with academics across the Southern United States. Details below.
DataStart: The Southern Startup Internship Program
in Data Science
Call for Proposals
Applications due May 1, 2016
DataStart provides graduate students from the *South region the opportunity to work with host data-related startup companies on data-intensive business challenges important to the company and relevant to the student’s course of study. Eligible graduate students will be paidfor their work through a grant to the startup company, and it is up to the students to identify their proposed host company.To read the full Call for Proposals & submit an application
The program is designed to facilitate connections between graduate students in data science-related fields and entrepreneurial firms in the South, helping to strengthen academic-industrial connections and enhancing the entrepreneurial culture in the South.
PEPI: The Program to Empower Partnerships with IndustryCall for Proposals
Applications due May 1, 2016PEPI supports early career (pre-tenure) faculty members and postdocs, from the 16 states* that comprise the South Big Data Regional Innovation Hub (South BD Hub). Summer exchange visits will be sponsored to data-related industry partners.To read the full Call for Proposals & submit an application
The overarching goals of the program are to support early career faculty in developing industry relationships, increase the capacity of early career faculty to mentor and prepare students for the workforce, and create a diverse Big Data pipeline from university research through to real-world impact. Applicants can apply with our without an identified industry partner. If without, the South BD Hub will attempt to provide matchmaking services for strong proposals.
These 2016 summer programs are administered by the South BD Hub, a program managed by UNC Chapel Hill and Georgia Tech that includes dozens of southern universities, companies, and non-profits which are part of the National Science Foundation’s Big Data Regional Innovation Hub (BD Hub) program.
The South BD Hub Team
*The programs above are open to graduate students, postdocs, or faculty in good standing at accredited universities in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Applicants from all academic disciplines and domains are welcome to participate. Students are responsible for identifying a company willing to serve as host for their internship.