Application

The application for the 2020 Big Data Summer Institute is OPEN!

The application for the 2020 Big Data Summer Institute opened on December 1, 2019. 
We will review completed applications on a rolling basis: January 15, February 15, March 1. Decisions will be made by March 9.  
Applications are considered complete when all materials have been uploaded and submitted and at least one letter of recommendation has been received. Recommendation letters should be sent as soon as possible in order for the application to be reviewed. 

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Application Process

Summer Institute in Biostatistics (SIBS) applications are restricted to U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents. 
Priority will be given to:

  • Undergraduate students in their sophomore and junior years
  • Students who have demonstrated outstanding academic excellence
  • Underrepresented and disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities
  • Students with convincing personal statements of interest in the program

Limited funding is available from internal resources and the Trehan Foundation for a very few additional slots. These slots are not supported by the SIBS award. Priority will be given to:

  • Undergraduate students in their sophomore and junior years
  • Students who have demonstrated outstanding academic excellence
  • Underrepresented and disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities
  • Students with convincing personal statements of interest in the program
  • International students may apply for these slots, however admission and attendance is contingent on successful visa processing.

All participants will attend the same program and activities, regardless of funding source and level of support.

To apply, external (non-UMICH) applicants will need to create a University of Michigan Friend Account.

When applying, please have the following information ready:

  • Personal statement describing your personal interest in our program and how it could benefit your education and future career plans (no more than two pages, please)*
  • CV*
  • Unofficial transcripts*
  • Name and email of one professional reference who can comment on your mathematical ability, data science interest, quantitative/computing skills (they will receive a link to upload their letter)
  • List of relevant courses taken

*PDF format

 BDSI 2020 Flyer