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CDRC launches Open Data Science Bursary

The CDRC Open Data Science Bursary is available to anyone with a protected characteristic and/or limited income, and who is interested in attending more than one of the CDRC’s short courses in data science. 

The short courses have hosted over 1,200 attendees since being launched in 2016; and were recently accredited by CPD UK.  Each course is offered at least once annually; and takes place over half a day, one day or two days. Courses are currently offered in: 

  • Beginners Python for Data Analytics (2-day course) 
  • Intermediate Python (2-day course) 
  • Tableau workshop on data visualisation (1 day course) 
  • Spatial Analysis for Public Health Researchers (1 day course) 
  • Introduction to QGIS (1 day course) 
  • Introduction to R (half day course) 
  • Intermediate R (1 day course) 
  • Geocomputation and Data Analysis with R (2-day course) 

How to apply 

Individuals interested in being considered for the Bursary are invited to complete an application form

As part of the international research-intensive University of Leeds, we at the CDRC welcome data science training delegates from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to data-science capacity-building.  

We are dedicated to diversifying both our local and the broader data science community.  We welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to: women; people who belong to a minority ethnic community; people who identify as LGBT+; and people with disabilities. Applicants’ cases will in any event always be considered individually, and on merit. 

Key facts 

Deadline 

Rolling deadline; first course attendance must be by 31 July 2023. Bursary funds are limited; applications as early as possible in the 2022/23 academic year are therefore encouraged. 

Number of funding places 

Multiple opportunities available 

Country eligibility 

International (open to all nationalities, including the UK) 

Eligible costs  

  • Course enrolment fees (for a minimum of 2 and up to a maximum of 4 courses) 
  • Travel to and/or from the University of Leeds campus (if attending course(s) in person) 
  • Cloud computing credits 

Source of funding 

University of Leeds