National Science Foundation Project

NRT-HDR: A Graduate Traineeship in Data Science Technologies and Applications


Data science and analytics is an emerging transdisciplinary area comprising computing, statistics, and various application domains including medicine, nursing, industry and business applications, and others. A significant shortcoming of the current graduate curriculum in the U.S. is that scientists and engineers are well trained in their own areas of specialty but lack the integrative knowledge needed for new scientific discoveries and industry applications made possible by data science and analytics. To address these shortcomings, we developed a new model of convergence education through experimental learning consisting of testbeds, boot-camps, and case studies. We created a novel graduate curriculum with intensive convergence activities, which also include transdisciplinary research projects.

Great Opportunity for Graduate Students

We are looking for the best graduate students from different colleges (PhD and Master students) to apply to this program that includes the stipend of maximum $34,000 per year and paid tuition. Students will take the courses from this program and conduct transdisciplinary research under supervision of advisors from at least two colleges.

Program Schedule

  • The program began with Cohort 1, Fall 2021- Summer 2022 
  • Cohort 2 started Fall 2022 - Summer 2023
  • Cohort 3 started Fall 2023 - Summer 2024 (Current)
  • Cohort 4 will start Fall 2024 (Applications coming out late spring 2024)


Please send your resume to Maria Pinto, Program Coordinator, at

In addition, please complete the application form here