Announcement !!!

Apply for NSF-TIP Summer 2020 Research Internship at Fisk University in Bioinformatics and Biomathematics 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Fisk University Targeted Infusion Project (TIP) funds to enhance Fisk University’s Undergraduate STEM Curriculum through the development of a Biomathematics and Bioinformatics track program for undergraduate students at Fisk strengthened by faculty-mentored summer research. The Summer Research Program will provide students the opportunity to explore beyond the traditional curricular boundary to work under the direct guidance of the mentor.  The summer program is an excellent way to gain valuable research experience and exposure to the many possibilities for approaching interesting biological questions with the use of mathematical modeling, computational and/or machine learning techniques.

2020 Summer Research Internship period:  May 6 - June 30, 2020

Criteria for selection for the summer research program

  • Undergraduate students with major in mathematics, computer science, biology, Biochemistry or Molecular Biology and qualifying for sophomore, junior or senior status by the end of Spring 2020 are eligible to apply.
  • U. S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Overall 3.0 (out of 4.0) Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Students completing one or more of bio-track courses (Bio-calculus, Bioinformatics, Bio-math modeling) and/or at least one programming course with minimum grade B will get preference for selection.

6 students will be selected for the summer research program. The research stipend for each student including the room and board expenses is $4950 for successful completion of the program. Students with excellent research projects will be selected to participate in national UG conferences. Their conference and travel expenses will be fully covered by the project.

The deadline for application for the summer research program is February 15, 2020.

The online application form with instructions is posted on the website. 

The application will include a 1) personal statement about career interests and your goals for participating in the summer research program, 2) copy of a transcript, and 3) At least 2 letters of recommendation.

Interviews will be made of the final candidates.

For any question please contact any of the following Project Team Members:

Dr. Sanjukta Hota,         

Dr. Lei Qian,                   

Dr. Brian Nelms,