Ph.D. Fellowship: Diversity in AI for Good

Dataminr   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Technology


Not Specified years

Posted 188 days ago

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A career at Dataminr offers the ability to make a meaningful impact at a rapidly growing tech company with a startup culture, while being supported by the experience of a company founded in 2009. We value ownership, curiosity and drive on an individual level and live these values every day. We empower everyone to have a voice at the table and regularly invest in professional development. Our culture promotes cross team interaction, work-life balance and the sharing of information and ideas because it enables us to do our best work and have fun.

Who You Are:

You are a full-time Ph.D. student looking for an exciting and rewarding fellowship experience at a mission-driven tech startup in New York City. Your research project will focus specifically on your areas of expertise and you will gain insightful guidance from our team as well as real world application of your work. Take this opportunity to use your expertise and research to enhance Dataminr’s position as a force for good in the world!

Program Overview:

  • 3 to 6 month Fellowship Program in our New York City Headquarters.
  • Ability to define and execute a tailored research project to create immediate impact on our growing organization, involving diverse, national nonprofits and global NGOs that are dedicated to fostering human development, empowerment and assistance/aid, such as AIDS Healthcare Foundation, CARE USA, Mercy Corps, and others. Work on crisis management projects, or humanitarian assistance projects.
  • Hands on research at a top tier NYC startup working on the hardest problems in AI.
  • Competitive pay stipend, and an additional lump sum grant of $10,000.
  • Mentorship and professional development opportunities (working directly with the sponsoring executives, scientists, engineers, and other stakeholders).
  • Ability to publish the results of the fellowship work in a top-tier academic venue.


  • Must be enrolled in a full-time Ph.D. program.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion.

Application Process:

  • 1 Page (max) Research Proposal, by January 30th, 2019 (earlier applications encouraged) including the following:
    • Title of Project
    • Motivation. Why is this project important?
    • Use: How would the outcomes of the project be used?
    • Metrics: How will success of the project be measured?
    • Technical Approach: We’re not looking for solutions at this stage, but we do want insights into the technical approach you’re interested in pursuing.
    • Interest: Why are you interested in this fellowship?
    • Availability for the fellowship: indicate potential length and start/end dates.
    • Technical references (optional): if you include references, you may do so on a separate page.