Empowering Innovators

The AUC Data Science Initiative designs and implements programming to support faculty research and curriculum development and to grow student research and learning capabilities. 

Mini-Grant Program 2022

The AUC Data Science Initiative invites Affiliates to apply for mini-grants to stimulate data science-related research and curriculum development productivity.  If you are not an Affiliate, please inquire with AUC DSI. The mini-grants aim to strengthen research and inform teaching.

The Mini-Grants Program has four tracks:

Track 1: Curriculum Development

Track 2: Research Development

Track 3: Summer Program Development

Track 4: Academic Year Development

Tracks 1-4 are currently OPEN for new applicants.

Track 1, 2, 3 Deadline: April 1, 2022

Track 4 Fall Deadline: April 1

Track 4 Spring Deadline: June 1

Request for Proposals: AUC DSI Mini-Grant Program 2022

Current Awardees: Mini-Grants Program Awardees

Discover our Affiliate Program

The Atlanta University Center Data Science Initiative (AUC DSI) Affiliate Program supports AUC faculty and staff who are actively engaged in advancing data science research or data science teaching.

Discover the unparalleled benefits of becoming an Affiliate today!   Download Affiliate Guide: Affiliate_Program.PDF

Faculty Recruitment

The AUC Data Science Initiative has allocated funds to work collaboratively with AUC member institutions (Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Spelman College) to recruit and hire faculty who have expertise in data science or data science-related fields. These funds are intended primarily to assist with the hiring of data science faculty at an AUC member institution. The AUC Data Science Initiative’s Faculty Recruitment Program is intended to augment, but not supplant, existing support for faculty recruitment and hiring.

Travel and Training

The Travel and Training Support Program aims to increase the participation and engagement of AUC students, faculty and staff in data science. Support for virtual conferences may be included. Click below for more information.

Learning and Research Communities

  • The deadline for applications to fund Fall LRC Deadline is June 1st.

The Atlanta University Center (AUC) Data Science Initiative offers AUC faculty, staff, and graduate students the opportunity for peer-led, cohort-based groups to engage on a particular topic in data science or in a data science-related field. The Learning and Research Communities (LRC) experience intends to enhance each participant’s knowledge and expertise in data science in a structured learning community that aims to enhance teaching and production of scholarship.

Apply now to facilitate a Fall LRC!

“Data analytics has become the vital skill for business students in today’s environment. Recruiters emphasize it constantly and we are hearing from our alumni and interns returning from the summer that they need to strengthen these skills. It does not matter which area of business you plan to enter; you need to know how to understand and analyze data.”

— Dr. Keith Hollingsworth, Department of Business Administration, Morehouse College