Program Requirements & Support


Applicants to the Big Data Summer Institute must:

  • Be undergraduates at an accredited school or university
  • Have an interest in scientific research
  • Have some background knowledge of computing/programming and an introduction to the theory of probability, calculus and linear algebra, but we are flexible on prerequisites


2018 Stipend

Support packages are based on merit and need. Exceptional applicants will receive a room and board package for six weeks and an additional stipend. There are no fees or tuition costs associated with participation in the program.

Interaction with Faculty and Graduate Students

Each day you will have the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of stellar faculty at the University of Michigan. Besides the didactic lectures and interaction with research project leaders, graduate student instructors will be available to help and guide you through the projects.

Distinct From Other Summer Programs

There are numerous other summer programs in STEM fields available for undergraduates. The Big Data Summer Institute is quite unique. You will gain hands-on research experience in the intersection of big data and human health. We also have a truly outstanding multidisciplinary team of guest lecturers that will provide you with a comprehensive perspective of this field, not just a statistical one.