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Become a Trainee!

apply nowIf you are a Stony Brook Ph.D. student who wishes to join our community of investigators, please use the link below to apply to the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) project: "Detecting and Addressing Bias in Data, Humans, and Institutions" (BIAS-NRT).

Most participants will be admitted initially as trainees (non-funded); there are no citizenship requirements for trainees, so students from all countries are welcome. Fellows (trainees funded by NSF for stipends of $37K) must be either U.S. citizens or permanent residents and can apply for one year of funding, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. All trainees/fellows are eligible for research and travel awards. Trainee Resources, including applications for funding and travel, can be found here!

BIAS-NRT Trainee Requirements

Currently enrolled in a PhD program in one or more of the participating departments (Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Computer Science, Economics, Linguistics, Neurobiology & Behavior, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology; exceptions may be considered depending on the student's preparation and focus)

Remain in good standing in home PhD program 

Expect to enroll/participate in at least 2 years of Research Practica (0-3 credits; to be taken over the course of the traineeship). Funded-Fellows are required to participate in Research Practicum meetings for the entirety of their funding. Research Practica require collaboration on convergent research projects with other trainees. 

Plan to participate/enroll in courses pertaining to your chosen focus or certificate(We are awaiting SUNY/NYSED approval for the following advanced graduate certificate: Artificial Intelligence (intended for human-centered scientists with strong preparation, or AMS students; CS students are not eligible for this certificate) 

Contribute to yearly evaluations (required by NSF, the funding agency) that will involve responding to occasional surveys, interview requests, and calls for research highlights

Participate in NRT-related, community building activities 

Remain involved with the project until graduation

*It is important to speak with your advisor prior to applying, and that they be supportive of your participation. We will be contacting them upon receiving your application.*

BIAS-NRT: Presentation for Prospective Trainees


Apply Here to Become a Trainee!

Now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 AY

Deadline to apply: May 15th, 2024


A CV and personal statement are required. The personal statement should be 1-2 pages long and include your current research direction, as well as what interests you about the theme of this Traineeship.
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