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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 $34K) 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 (Africana Studies, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Computer Science, Economics, Linguistics, Neurobiology & Behavior, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology)

Remain in good standing in home PhD program (minimum GPA of 3.0)

Participate/enroll in at least 2 Research Practica (0-3 credits; to be taken over the course of the Traineeship)

Participate/enroll in courses that pertain to your chosen focus (We are currently in the process of applying for SUNY approval for the following graduate certificates: The Advanced Graduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence and The Human-Centered Data Science 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 Flyer

BIAS-NRT: Presentation for Prospective Trainees

Apply Here to Become a Trainee!
*Rolling Admission for non-funded Traineeship only. Funded Traineeship (fellowship) available for the 2023-2024 academic year.*

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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