** The 2017-2018 Application Deadline is Monday, March 20, 2017**
With support from the Office of the President, the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs and the Data Science Institute is offering fellowships for teams of graduate students to undertake collaborative research projects that leverage large data sets to advance knowledge in areas of high social impact.
- 12 month stipend of $28,000 (fellowships may begin over the summer of 2017, or in the fall)
- Tuition and fees
- Student health insurance subsidy
Please note that the tuition and fees provided through the fellowship will likely not be sufficient to fully cover students who are still in the coursework phase. Students who are still in the coursework phase, and thus whose tuition and fees will be higher than what is offered through the fellowship, are still eligible to apply, but must be aware that the fellowship will not cover the full amount of tuition and fees. Prospective fellows who fit this description should discuss/prepare with their advisor and/or DGS, and plan accordingly. Please also note that the figures provided here may be adjusted to cover any pending increases in research only tution rates for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Proposal Submission Process
Proposal submission will occur through our internal proposal system at https://virginia.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1757795
Each team of prospective fellows should submit a single project proposal containing the following:
- A research plan, no longer than three pages, single spaced (Times New Roman 12-point font, standard 1" margins), that includes a description of the project's novelty and how it will enhance each student's research goals
- A two page C.V. or bio-sketch for each graduate student and for each graduate student's advisor
- UVA transcripts for each graduate student (transcripts may be unofficial, printed from SIS)
- A half-page, single-spaced statement (Times New Roman 12-point font, standard 1" margins) from each student on how the project will enhance her/his research and career objectives
- A one-page (maximum) statement from each student's adviser that addresses her/his student's fit for the project, including the student's research qualifications, and evidence of her/his professionalism, and collaborative spirit
- A one-page (maximum) statement from each of the student's adviser that details how the advisor will support the project, especially with his/her own time and attention, attendance at student presentations, etc.*
Final proposals must be submitted to the VPR Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs no later than Monday, March 20, and will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary panel of faculty. Final decisions are expected by mid-April, 2017.
*Experience indicates a strong correlation between the degree of faculty involvement, and the overall success of these collaborative projects.