Students from groups traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering are encouraged to apply.

Traineeship (only)


  • Application, Including the name of your major professor at ISU

Traineeship assistantship with stipend


  • Application
  • Transcripts (unofficial or official)
  • Request a letter of recommendation from your major professor at ISU to be sent directly to

DataFEWSion Graduate Traineeship Application


Fine Print

  • Consideration for the cohort starting in the next academic year will begin on February 1 with initial offers will be extended by March 15, with subsequent offers extended until slots are filled.
  • Assistantship applicants may indicate interest by completing this form but offers will be extended only to those who have been admitted to a Ph.D. programs at Iowa State University. 
  • US citizens and permanent residents are eligible to be considered for the DataFEWSion Ph.D. Trainee Scholarship.
  • It is highly recommended that you review the Rubric (found in the right-hand menu) to know how your application will be evaluated.

Thank you for applying to this program. We look forward to reviewing your application material.

Best wishes,

DataFEWSion Team