Applications for DToD Cohort 3 (who will start Fall 2024) will open in December 2023 for Master’s and PhD students from any discipline. Check back here for details.

Program Information

The DToD NSF Research Traineeship Fellowship is available to Master’s and PhD students, with an option to do a Designated Emphasis in Development Engineering (for PhD students). The Digital Transformation of Development (DToD) Fellows Program is open to all UC Berkeley PhD and Master’s students in good standing in any field, with a focus on engineering, physical sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, business, education, information and communication, or public health. Interested students are encouraged to apply early in their degree to most benefit from being a part of the DToD Fellows community. All Fellows will be eligible for special events, workshops, professional development, research internship travel funds, and other DToD program elements.

DToD is a part of the larger Development Engineering program. PhD students who are also interested in the Development Engineering (DevEng) Designated Emphasis (DE) can apply for the DE through the DToD application. More info about the DE requirements for PhD students can be found on the DevEng DE page

Program Requirements

All DToD fellows will need to meet the following course requirements as part of their traineeship:

  • DevEng 200 (Design, Evaluate & Scale Development Technologies; 3 units, Fall semester)
  • DevEng 290 (DToD Seminar; 1 unit, Fall semester)
  • DevEng 210 (Development Engineering Research & Practice Seminar; 2 units, Spring semester). Master of Development Engineering students will take DevEng 203 (Digital Transformation of Development; 3 units; Spring semester) instead.
  • Ph.D. students will be expected to meet the DevEng Designated Emphasis requirements, which include the courses above and 3 DToD-satisfying electives)
  • Master’s students must take 1 DToD-satisfying elective in addition to the courses above.

Additionally, fellows must meet NSF reporting and acknowledgement obligations and participate in select DToD events.

Questions about the program or applying? Email to reach Matt Podolsky, the DToD Program Coordinator.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DGE-2125913. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.