Members of FDS come from departments and schools across the university, united by a research interest in the foundations of data science. Member applicants with appointments in FAS or SEAS should be ladder faculty, hold teaching positions, or be research scientists. Members from other schools should have appointments that allow graduate advising. Reasonable exceptions to this policy are possible. We will review applications submitted by any member of the Yale faculty, but note we have a phased approach to membership to grow our numbers in line with our capacity. To ensure our ability to scale appropriately, we hope you understand if we defer a decision on your membership to a later date.