NSF-TIP Summer 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.

Research period for Summer 2018: May 7 - June 29

Criteria for selection for summer research program:

  • Must be an undergraduate sophomore or junior with major in mathematics, computer science, biology, Biochemistry or Molecular Biology 
  • Must be U. S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must have 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 modelling) 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 and the research stipend for each student is $4850 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 application for summer research program and stipend will be accepted until January 31. The online application form and the instructions for applying is posted on the website http://cold.fisk.edu/bioinfo/application.php

The application will include a personal statement about career interests and their goals for participating in the summer research program, transcript, and 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,