University of Rochester Goergen Institute for Data Science

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What is it? The NSF NRT program is new interdisciplinary graduate education program sponsored by the National Science Foundation. This program will help PhD and Masters students learn how to harness the burgeoning power of data science to understanding the neural foundations of human behavior, and how to apply these skills in industrial and academic settings. The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is focused on Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (DESE) research.

Who can participate? Any UR graduate student in a discipline related to Computer Science, Data Science, or Brain & Cognitive Science is welcome to apply.

What are the benefits of being a trainee?

  • Registration for DSC 530 Methods in Data-Enabled Research into Human Behavior and its Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms and DSC 531 Practicum in Data-Enabled Research into Human Behavior and its Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms
  • Communications training
  • Career development workshops
  • Networking opportunities with leaders from academia and industry
  • Conference attendance
  • Internship assistance

In addition, some US PhD students in the departments of Computer Science and Brain & Cognitive Science will receive financial support from the program.

How do I apply? Email an application to Michelle Vogl michelle.vogl@rochester.edu. The application can be found here. Applicants must download the PDF, fill it out, and then email it.

When do I apply? Applications are now being accepted for entrance to program in Fall 2016. The application deadline is July 21, 2016.