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Fall 2021, IDSC Fellows

Apply Now for the 2021-2022 IDSC FELLOWS Program

by Helen Gynell

August 30, 2021

The Institute for Data Science and Computing is pleased to announce the launch of the IDSC Fellows Program for the 2021-2022 academic year. The vision of the IDSC Fellows Program is to inspire a new generation of leaders in data science to cross the traditional boundaries between disciplines.

IDSC joins with University faculty to mentor IDSC Fellows on how to best utilize University’s cutting-edge advanced computing resources in their proposed research projects. At the close of each academic year, IDSC Fellows present their work at a spring symposium. No stipend is offered, but a small cash prize is awarded.IDSC Fellows develop their computational skills and expand their research experience under the guidance of two mentors. Both mentors are faculty members: The first is the student’s research advisor, and the second is identified by the IDSC Fellows program and provides the computational research expertise.

This is a prestigious designation awarded each year to four graduate or undergraduate (sophomore level or above) students. Applicants may be from any School or College at the University of Miami and must be in good standing.

Application Process, Materials, and Timeline

Applicants are required to submit a completed Application Form, accompanied by:

  • a transcript
  • a CV, and
  • in the case of graduate students, a support letter from their academic mentor.

The Steering Committee meets within one week of the closing of applications to choose the IDSC Fellows.

An announcement is then emailed to offices of Undergraduate Research, Graduate Office (UM, MSOM, RSMAS, CoE, CAS), and to student groups at CoE, CAS, Med School, and RSMAS. Media Relations will help publicize it internally (NEWS@TheU), and via student media.

The application process is the submission of an online form where all supporting documents are uploaded. Click here for complete Program Guidelines.

Application Deadline Sunday, October 31, 2021, by midnight


Selection Criteria

  • Student must have computational skills sufficient to get started on the proposed project.
  • The proposed project integrates ideas from more than two disciplines, one of which must be new to the student.
  • Graduate students should have a well-formulated, achievable research question that is in line with their academic mentor’s letter of support.
  • Graduate students need a support letter from their academic adviser or PI.
  • Application must be complete, well written, well organized, and thoroughly thought out. Project details need not be clearly defined at the time of application.
  • Previous research experience is not requisite, but is an advantage.
  • Student must be in good standing with the University.


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