Graduate Research Excellence At Tufts (GREAT)

The 2018 Graduate Research Excellence at Tufts (GREAT) program focuses on one particular area of research: data analytics. This boot camp will give Tufts students an in-depth introduction to data analysis tools, concepts, and practical applications. GREAT is only open to doctoral students in this pilot year of this new research focus, but is open to doctoral students across all disciplines – arts and humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.

The program consists of an intensive series of workshops on graduate research, such as: core conceptual foundations of data analysis; creative approaches to data; data visualization and management; math and statistical fundamentals; key tools such as Python, MATLAB, R, Excel VBA; applications across disciplines; and written and oral communication. At the end of the program, students will have an opportunity to formally present their research and will receive feedback from their peers. GREAT is currently only open to doctoral students at Tufts.


Doctoral students selected for the GREAT program do not pay any tuition and they receive a taxable stipend of $500.00.

GREAT 2018

GREAT 2018 will take place from June 11-27, 2018, from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm each day. There are no sessions in the afternoon, to allow time for student research and other commitments.

Application Instructions

Submit the GREAT application form to

Deadline to submit application: April 12, 2018

Questions about GREAT can be directed to