How to Apply

The 2016 SIBS program is no longer accepting applications. The application will open in December for the 2017 SIBS program.

The 2016 program will run from June 6 to July 15. Dates for 2017 are TBD.

Current undergraduate students and recent graduates majoring in mathematics, science or other quantitatively oriented areas of study are eligible. Applicants must be American citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

There are no fees or tuition costs associated with participation in the Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics. All housing, meals, and extracurricular activities are covered.

Application Process

Applications for SIBS are reviewed on a rolling basis. Priority is given to applications received before March 7th.

A complete application must include the following:

  1. Application form: may be submitted online or in hard copy (by mail)
  2. A brief personal statement of interest
  3. Current official college transcripts
  4. Two letters of recommendation, which may be sent by mail or emailed to

Official transcripts and any other documents submitted in hard copy may be mailed to:

The Boston University Summer Institute in Biostatistics
c/o Anita DeStefano
Boston University School of Public Health
Department of Biostatistics
Crosstown Center
801 Massachusetts Ave, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02118