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 LIGO, 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.

For Further Information on the Program Components:
Citizen Science Project
Summer Internships
Communication Workshops
Focus Summer Schools
Course Requirements