Eligibility & Application

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the Summer Program Must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (proof of permanent residency must be provided).
  • Carry health insurance during the 6 weeks of the Summer Program. No exceptions.
  • Individuals from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis.  Applicants must be one or more of the following:

‣ A member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education: African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Natives, Pacific Islander (having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands), or Multiracial/Biracial
‣ A first-generation college student (neither parent nor legal guardian has a bachelor’s degree)
‣ A low-income student; Annual family income below established low-income thresholds, based on family size (this requires additional supportive documentation)
‣ A disabled student according to the definition of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Ideal Applicants for the Summer Program Should:

  • Have a strong background and interest in quantitative subjects such as mathematics, statistics, or computer science
  • Be in good academic standing with a strong GPA, and have completed coursework in calculus
  • Be a student interested in pursuing graduate studies in biostatistics or computational biology
  • Be a rising junior, senior or recent college graduate.  Freshmen and sophomores can apply, but preference will be given to upper level college students

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application Form
  • Resume
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation, preferably from faculty members who can attest to the applicant’s overall suitability for research, motivation, and classroom performance
  • A Personal Statement, describing background, experience and reason for interest in the program (1,000 words or less)

Application Procedure

2022 Summer Program:
June 6, 2022-July 15, 2022

*This program will be held virtually in 2022.

Accepting Applications:
January 2022

Application Deadline:
March 11, 2022

A completed electronic application form and supporting materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted by the deadline. Decision letters will be emailed to applicants around March 21. The program typically accepts 12 participants. You will be asked to upload PDF files of your resume, personal statement, transcripts from all colleges attended, and a scanned copy of your medical insurance card, if currently insured.