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.
The applications for summer 2021 FAST teams will open on this website in September 2020, with an expected deadline of 31 January 2021. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Jesus Pando, the FAST Science Liaison.