GW Data-MASTER Research Fellowship

The GW Data-MASTER is a new program aimed at enhancing the data-driven computational skills for GW. This program, titled “GW Mathematics And Statistics Training, Education, and Research (MASTER),” is made possible by a new grant from the National Science Foundation.

The program seeks to support research experiences in order to assist students in building such skills.  This fellowship also provides challenges and depth to students’ education, and strengthens their applications for graduate schools and job positions.


Each application must be from a GW student (or a team of  GW students). Each student applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student at GW, and must be enrolled at GW throughout the duration of the award. Each applicant must be mentored by a GW associated faculty throughout the duration of award.  An external mentor, from industry or from academia, is permissible but does not replace the internal faculty mentor.

Period of Study

The award will cover activities over any increment of time – from weeks to across semesters, anytime between January and August 2019.    

All award recipients are required to submit final reports on their research in email to  After that, we will review and approve the report before the payment from award is processed. In addition, the award recipients are encouraged to present results of their project at other events such as the GW Research Days.


Each award will provide a scholarship of up to $3000 per student, upon completion of the project.


  1. Basic information of the student(s) and mentor to be filled online at Online Webform.
  2. A title, an abstract (up to half page limit), and a project description.  The project description should contain information on (a) the proposed problem, (b) proposed research plan, and (c) the expected outcomes and significance. The project description should be no longer than 2 pages.  
  3. A statement from the faculty mentor, commenting on the project’s significance, feasibility, anticipated outcome, anticipated contribution of the student and role of the mentor. (1 page limit).
  4. An unofficial transcripts in pdf obtained from GWeb. 

By submitting their applications, students consent to allow selection committees to review their academic transcripts.


December 1, 2018.  Applications submitted after December 1st will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Class Year

  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior


  • STEM
  • Multiple


  • English


  • Summer
  • Other

Program Type

  • Research
  • Undergraduate


  • DC

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