Program to Empower Partnerships with Industry and Government (PEPI-G)
Deadline - April 1, 2020

Program Description:
The Program to Empower Partnerships with Industry and Government (PEPI-G) supports data faculty members, research scientists, postdocs, and graduate and undergraduate students (rising juniors and seniors as of 2020) from across the country in working on high level problems for the federal government. The overarching goals of the program are three-fold (1) support academics in developing relationships with industry and government for research collaboration and career success; (2) increase the capacity of students to enter the workforce landscape in data science, computing, and Big Data; (3) provide real-world impact through hands-on experience in data science.

Visit the South Big Data Hub PEPI-G site ( to view the feedback and experiences of previous cohorts.

Eligibility and Responsibilities:
Faculty, Research Scientists, Post-docs, Graduate and Undergraduate students in Data Science and related fields are encouraged to apply for the PEPI-G Fellowships. PEPI-G Fellows will have the opportunity to work with DHS data scientists to share knowledge, impact mission, and interact with DHS stakeholders and leadership. MUST BE A US CITIZEN at an accredited U.S. college or university.

Fellowships can be proposed for 3-6 months, but maybe extended based on approval.

Applicants must pass DHS background check (suitability). 6-8 weeks for the suitability process.

Fellowship Stipend:

Each applicant will be assessed based on merit, expected outcomes, and long term impact to the individual and/or DHS. PEPI-G is administered by the South Big Data Hub and co-sponsored by the DHS who will participate in applicant selection.

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