Applicants to this program generally are of two types: (1) predoctoral students who seek doctoral training in biostatistics, statistics, or computer science with a strong emphasis in genetics and (2) predoctoral students who seek doctoral training in human genetics or biology with a strong emphasis in biostatistics or computer science. Applicants may come from the participating departments of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Bioinformatics, from the departments of the other participating faculty in Biological Chemistry, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Health Sciences, Internal Medicine, Nutritional Sciences, and Statistics, or from departments not currently identified with the training program.
Applications for training program funding and/or membership are due March 1, 2021, and should include: (1) University of Michigan application, (2) a statement of research interests, experience, and training goals), (3) up-to-date CV, (4) three letters of recommendation from undergraduate or graduate faculty or research mentors, (5) all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and (6) GRE scores (optional this year owing to the pandemic). The statement of research interests, experience, and training goals should make clear the interdisciplinary nature of the applicant's interests, the commitment to complete program course requirements, and an explanation of how the program fits with the applicant's career goals.
Applications must be received by March 1, 2021, to receive full consideration; later submissions may be considered if positions remain.