Research Computing, MSI’s parent organization, has Graduate Assistantships and Seed Grants available for U of M researchers. Overview of RC Finding Opportunities.
The DSI-MnDRIVE PhD Graduate Assistantship Program supports U of M PhD candidates pursuing research at the intersection of data science and any of the five MnDRIVE areas: Robotics; Global Food; Environment; Brain Conditions; and Cancer Clinical Trials. The deadline for applications for the 2024 program is Friday, October 6, 2023 at 5 p.m. CDT. Complete information and application link.
DSI Seed Grants
The Research Computing Seed Grant program is intended to promote, catalyze, accelerate, and advance U of M-based data science research so that U of M faculty and staff are well prepared to compete for longer-term external funding opportunities. Proposals from all disciplines and across all campuses, including interdisciplinary collaborations, intersecting with Data Science are encouraged to apply, with priority given to proposal that will enable or bridge applications to larger funding opportunities and/or create new cross-disciplinary or cross-systems collaborations. Priority will be given to proposals that align with at least one of the areas of the MnDRIVE initiative and the current DSI focus areas.
Seed Grants are available at three levels – Small (up to $10,000), Medium ($10,000 - $50,000) and Large ($50,000 - $120,000).
Complete application instructions can be found at the following links:
- DSI Small Seed Grants; awarded quarterly, next deadline October 6, 2023
- DSI Medium/Large Seed Grants; awarded annually, next deadline October 6, 2023