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.
Citizen Science Project
Focus Summer Schools