Summer Institute in Biostatistics (SIBS)

The University of Minnesota’s Summer Institute in Biostatistics (MN-SIBS) is a six-week, all expenses paid, biostatistics immersion program for undergraduates who have an interest in mathematics, statistics, computing, science, or public health research.

We will not be holding the MN-SIBS program in 2019.

Our full-time six week program will provide you with a foundation in biostatistics, epidemiology, and statistical computing for which you will receive 4 semester credits. The MN-SIBS summer 2017 agenda included field trips to organizations that hire biostatisticians such as the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., numerous seminars by scientists working on major heart and lung projects, and directed personal advice on applying to graduate school.

Travel, housing, tuition, meals, and extracurricular activity costs are all covered by the program.

About SIBS


The University of Minnesota SIBS program is funded by the National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be received until all 25 openings have been filled.

We will give priority to the following students:

  • Undergraduate students in their sophomore or junior years
  • Underrepresented and disadvantaged students and students with disabilities
  • Students with convincing personal statements of interest

Program Schedule

Six weeks of class and computer laboratory work beginning June 10, 2018 to July 20, 2018.

SIBS core faculty are:

More Details

See the MN-SIBS flyer (PDF) for Summer 2017.

See National Institutes of Health SIBS websites and general sibs flyer (PDF) from other schools.

Biostatistics Contact

SIBS Coordinator
Megan Schlick

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