TRIPODS Institute for Theoretical Foundations of Data Science

TRIPODS Research Experiences for Undergraduates 2021

The NSF-sponsored UMass TRIPODS Institute for Theoretical Foundations of Data Science is offering a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program. Selected undergraduates participate in an eight-week paid opportunity for conducting research in Data Science. Student participants will work full-time (from 9am to 5pm) with a faculty mentor either in a small research group or individually. Students will describe their findings in a written final report.

Timing: Generally, the REU program runs for 8 weeks during June and July. Occasionally, some students can make small adjustments to this schedule in consultation with the faculty mentor and REU Coordinator.

Funding: Participants will receive a stipend of $4000, and there will be up to $2000 for housing and living expenses.

Eligibility: Students must be US citizens or permanent residents to receive funding and must have a graduation date after the Summer of 2021. The ideal time for students to engage in an REU is during the summer between junior and senior years, though students earlier in their careers may apply as well.

Application Process: Submit your application here. Applications will be collected through the UMass Math & Stat Department REU program. If you are interested in the NSF-sponsored UMass TRIPODS program, state your interest in your application and it will be considered for both this opportunity and the Math/Stat REU program.