IDEAS is an NSF Traineeship in data-enabled science and engineering. The grant enables the creation of new interdisciplinary courses and collaboration opportunities for Northwestern graduate students. It supports courses that will lead towards a certificate in data science, communication training, internship opportunities and more.

Research funding and a stipend will be offered to a few selected students. These students must have, as a focus of their thesis research, either aLIGO, Earthscope, or LSST, and be co-advised by two faculty members.

However, all aspects of the program are available to non IDEAS-funded graduate students. More details on requirements for Masters and PhD students, as well as funded vs. unfunded IDEAS trainees is found on the requirements page.