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Accepting Nominations: Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS) Visiting Researcher Program

Texas A&M Institute of Data Science’s (TAMIDS) Visiting Researcher Program solicits nominations by prospective Texas A&M University (TAMU) hosts for external researchers to engage with activities in TAMIDS and the wider TAMU Data Science community during long-term full-time visits. TAMIDS provides visitor financial support through a stipend, including a cost-of-living allowance and in some cases partial salary support.

The program has two distinct tracks:

  1. TAMU Visitor Track aims to support full-time visitors who will engage in Data Science collaborations with eligible faculty hosts for a duration between 1 and 9 months.
    • Support: TAMIDS will provide the visitor with a monthly stipend of a $1,000 cost-of-living allowance. Any required additional allowance must be met by the host organization. TAMU visitors will be provided with a shared office in TAMIDS in the Blocker building, subject to availability of space.
    • Expectations: In addition to their host collaborations, visitors should interact with the TAMIDS Staff or Research Affiliates, for example, by engaging in group discussions or sharing their research expertise via a tutorial series.
  2. TAMIDS Collaborator Track is structured as a three-way partnership between the visitor, the host, and TAMIDS, with the research direction within or closely related to TAMIDS research areas. This track is a longer duration, with visits lasting between 4.5 and 9 months.
    • Support: TAMIDS will provide the visitor with a monthly stipend comprising (i) a $2,000 cost-of-living allowance ($2,500 monthly for collaborators accompanied by family members) and (ii) up to 50 percent of the visitor’s base salary, up to a maximum of $8,000 per month in place of reduced support from their home institution. TAMIDS Collaborators will be provided with a shared office in TAMIDS in the Blocker building.
    • Host Support: TAMIDS will provide the host with a research stipend of $500 per month to support their participation in the collaboration.
    • Expectations: TAMIDS Collaborators will be full-time visitors who work closely with TAMIDS and their local host on the proposed research project, with deliverables such as joint publications and grant proposals. Hosts are strongly encouraged to discuss proposals with TAMIDS before submission.


  • Host Organizations: A proposing host must hold a faculty appointment in Texas A&M University (including Galveston and Qatar campuses), TEES, TEEX, AgriLife Research, AgriLife Extension, or TTI. Multiple related submissions are discouraged, and hosts may submit only one proposal to the program.
  • Visitors: Prospective visitors must hold a full-time position in a university, research laboratory, industry, or organization that which provides full or partial salary support to the visitor for the duration of their visit to Texas A&M, through Faculty Development Leave, sabbatical leave, or equivalent programs.

Applications deadlines are:
March 1 | July 1 | November 1

For more information, visit

Download Flyer TAMIDS Visiting Researcher Flyer v2 (1)

Prof. Simon Foucart
Assoc. Director for External Academic Engagement