NOTE: The grant application process for 2016-2018 SIBS locations is currently underway. Minnesota SIBS eagerly awaits the results of this process and will open registration for MN SIBS summer 2016 to students upon receiving news of our funding renewal.
This web page contains information about SIBS 2015. Check back soon for SIBS 2016, and thank you for your interest in our summer program!
The University of Minnesota’s Summer Institute in Biostatistics (MN-SIBS) is a six-week, all expenses paid, biostatistics immersion program for undergraduates who have an interest in mathematics, statistics, computing, science, or public health research.
The MN-SIBS program runs mid-June to late-July every year. Applications are available in December of the previous year.
Our full-time six week program will provide you with a foundation in biostatistics, epidemiology, and statistical computing for which you will receive 4 semester credits. The MN-SIBS summer 2015 agenda includes field trips to organizations that hire biostatisticians such as the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., numerous seminars by scientists working on major heart and lung projects, and directed personal advice on applying to graduate school.
Travel, housing, tuition, meals, and extracurricular activity costs are all covered by the program.
The University of Minnesota SIBS program is funded by two Institutes within the National Institutes of Health: the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be received until all 25 openings have been filled.
We will give priority to the following students:
- Undergraduate students in their sophomore or junior years
- Underrepresented and disadvantaged students and students with disabilities
- Students with convincing personal statements of interest
Six weeks of class and computer laboratory work beginning June 15, 2015 to Friday July 24, 2015.
SIBS core faculty are:
See the MN-SIBS flyer (PDF) for Summer 2015.