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Quantitative Biology Undergraduate Summer Research Program

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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The Quantitative Biology Undergraduate Summer Research Program offers summer research fellowships to undergraduates. This program allows undergraduate students majoring in biology, engineering, mathematics, statistics, or physics to participate in hands-on laboratory or computational research that applies mathematical concepts and methodology to understanding mechanisms in biology. If selected, leadership will match you with a faculty mentor.

Participants will be encouraged to attend activities such as, weekly workshops covering communication, design, ethics, teamwork, and entrepreneurship; a day trip to a local museum or Argonne National Laboratory; a presentation on applying to graduate school; and other cohort outings.

This program will be hosted again virtually in 2021 due to the uncertain nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. We successfully hosted our Summer 2020 program in a virtual format. In fact, two of the eight students continue to collaborate virtually with their research mentors through the academic year. All student projects will be computationally-based. The majority of projects will use coding languages MATLAB, R, and Python.

Participants in the program receive a taxable stipend of approximately $4,000. Travel, housing and meals are not supported by this program. Information on housing resources can be found on our website.

Participants give a 15-minute slide presentation, a 3-minute recorded video, or a poster presentation at the end of the program to the Center directors, investigators, scholars, and personnel.

Participating Institution(s):
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Northwestern University (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Applied Mathematics
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Cellular Biology
Computational Sciences
Genetics & Genomics
Molecular Biology

Applied Physics
Applied Statistics
Developmental Biology
Differential Equations
Dynamical Systems
Life Sciences and Medicine
Quantitative Biology

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 4/19/2022
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