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National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

Please note - We are not accepting applications for our Fellows Program at this time. Please check back in 2023 for new opportunities.


This practicum-style fellowship program gives early career researchers the opportunity to gain practical knowledge and skills that are needed to manage national-scale data repositories.

Through the program, fellows gain experience in one or more of the following activities:

  • Solve data and software issues relating to environmental science, working closely with our data and informatics team
  • Undertake research related to open data infrastructure and practice
  • Conduct outreach and create learning materials designed to enhance awareness and understanding of reproducible research 

Data Science Fellows are in residence at NCEAS for 8-12 months. 

Fellows gain experience and mentorship in activities directly related to the research project undertaken. We also encourage fellows to develop new projects and collaborations.

Fellowship Benefits

  • Programming skills, including skills in new data management tools and languages
  • Exposure to the day-to-day activities of managing national-scale data repositories
  • Data science research, development, and outreach experience with the NCEAS informatics team
  • A deep understanding of data management and software for data systems
  • Experience working with a team passionate about environmental data science 

Program Contact

Jeanette Clark
Projects Data Coordinator

Current Project Opportunities

Former Project Opportunities

  • The Next Generation of Environmental Scientists are Data Scientists

    Hear from four of our previous data science fellows about what they found valuable about their experiences.


The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.