Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

*New* Limited Submission NIH R25: Research Experience in Genomic Research for Master’s Students in Data Science Training Programs

Posted: 1/17/2021 (Funding)

There is a new FOA from NIH to encourage encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on: Research Experiences for students currently enrolled in master’s degree programs in data science (including programs in statistics/biostatistics, mathematics, computer science or equivalent fields) to provide hands-on exposure to genomics data sets as a substrate for their analytical skills. Through this announcement, NHGRI hopes to attract such students to the genomics workforce. NHGRI also seeks to both encourage data scientists who plan to opt for a terminal master’s degree to join genomics research, as well as reinforce the intent of current master’s degree students who are considering entering a doctoral program with an eventual dissertation focused on genomic data science. This FOA is explicitly intended to support the entry of master’s degree students in data science into the genomics workforce. Applications are due to NIH on May 25, 2021. For more details click here.

Deadline: 05/25/2021