Data Science Research Scholarships

The Institute for Data Engineering and Science (IDEaS) will support scholarships for the Spring 2020 semester, to support Ph.D. student research in high-impact cross-disciplinary data science related areas. Each scholarship will fund half of a GRA appointment; the student’s faculty advisor (or mentor) is expected to provide the other half. Priority will be given to projects that enable new collaborative research or add a data science dimension to current research. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • New research collaboration (in data engineering or science) between a Ph.D. advisor and another faculty member on which the Ph.D. student will be supported
  • Adding data science component to an ongoing research project that cannot be supported on the project funds
  • Research exploration in a new direction with potential for external funding

The program is not intended as a source for routine research support.

Applications can be submitted by faculty or Ph.D. students, and should clearly describe

  • Research activities proposed
  • Expected outcomes
  • Relevance to the program


  • Applications are due January 3, 2020 
  • Awards will be announced January 10, 2020

How to apply
Apply here.