Diversity Travel Fellowship

BU Bioinformatics has funds available through the BU Bioinformatics Diversity Travel Fellowship for prospective PhD students to visit Boston this spring, tour the campus and meet our students and faculty, before applying for admission to our Program.

We are committed to increasing the representation of minorities in science.  We believe that all of our students benefit from being part of a community where they can learn about each other’s backgrounds, cultures, religious beliefs, physical and mental abilities, political views, and career aspirations. As ours was one of the first Bioinformatics graduate programs, we feel a particular responsibility to support highly qualified individuals who are underrepresented in science.

If you are planning to apply this fall to PhD programs in bioinformatics or systems biology, our fall Admissions and Recruitment Reception will be held in October. This award includes transportation, hotel and other related costs, as well as a waiver for the PhD Program application fee.  So take advantage of this unique opportunity to visit historic Boston, tour the campus, speak with students and faculty about their research, and discover the program on a new level.

The next application deadline is September 5, 2014.

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    AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.

    ASIAN: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian Subcontinent, including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.

    BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN: A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.

    NATIVE HAWAIIAN OR OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDER: A person having origins in any of the peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.

    WHITE: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.
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    The letter of recommendation should be written by a faculty advisor or research mentor who is able to remark on your academic ability. Please ask your recommender to send the letter directly to Caroline Lyman at clyman@bu.edu, and provide his/her contact information below.
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