Faculty and Student Team (FAST) Initiative
The FAST program deliberately targets faculty and their students at US institutions with strong track records of serving underrepresented minority students. Each year, a cohort of three FAST scholar teams will be matched with established SDSS partner/collaborator to tackle a research project together. This can be a new project or one that's already defined.
The FAST program provides teams with specialized training, data rights, and financial support to help them begin working with SDSS data. Ultimately the goal is that FAST teams will build long-term research relationships with SDSS collaborators and be a lasting and productive part of the collaboration.
We are now accepting applications for summer 2021 FAST teams now. Please fill out the FAST application to apply. The deadline is rolling, but applications are due by March 1, 2021. Team selection will be complete by April 1, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Jesus Pando, the FAST Science Liaison.