CDS Faculty Fellows Program

The Faculty Fellows Program in the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences (CDS) is conceived to develop and nurture a strong community of exceptional faculty members who pursue novel computational and data-driven research with strong potential for long-term impact. To that end, the program endeavors to identify and support newly recruited faculty members in various disciplines at BU, and to provide them with opportunities for connecting with the faculty members and programs in CDS.

Learn about our CDS Faculty Fellows

The Program

Faculty members selected as CDS Faculty Fellows will be recommended for a 3-year affiliate appointment in CDS. Each CDS Faculty Fellow will be provided with $50,000 in discretionary research support funding. Fellows are also eligible to teach new or existing courses in CDS with funding for replacement instructors provided to their home departments.

For further details please see full program announcement.

Eligibility and Nomination Guidelines

All full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty of standard titles and non-tenure track faculty of modified title are eligible for nomination. Priority will be given to newly appointed tenured or tenure-track faculty members at Boston University. Special attention will be given to individuals from traditionally underrepresented race, ethnicity, and genders in computing and data sciences.

Nomination letters should not exceed three pages and should speak to the nominee’s current research portfolio, track record of interdisciplinary collaborations, and potential impact on computational and data-driven research at BU. Nominators are encouraged to provide details about specific activities or initiatives that the nominee is well-positioned to pursue in CDS.

Selection Process and Deadlines

CDS Faculty Fellow nominations will be reviewed and decided on by the CDS Executive Leadership Team (ELT). Review window will open on February 1 and close on April 30.

Questions and Contacts

Any member of the BU community with questions about this program is encouraged to reach out to Azer Bestavros (, Associate Provost for CDS, or Chris DeVits (, Director of Administration for CDS.

CDS Faculty Fellows Nomination

  • Please select school or college of primary appointment for nominee
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  • Is there a date or timeframe by which you require a decision on this nomination (e.g., to include in an offer letter)?
  • Is nominee currently in, or candidate for, a tenured or tenure-track position at Boston University?
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