Research assistants are selected by a particular faculty member to participate in sponsored research projects. Typical duties of an RA include, but are not limited to, conducting experiments and assisting in the development of theoretical advances related to faculty research projects. Research projects are typically funded by grants and contracts awarded to the university by government agencies, industrial firms, or other private organizations.
Data Science also awards Graduate Student Assistantships (GSA). Those positions consist of a stipend for a particular semester, but do not include tuition nor health benefits. Students in the program are considered for these positions based on their academic performance and the need for the particular course being offered. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.