Northwestern University, NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology

Program ID: 2082-UNDERGRAD [#18209]
Program Title: Quantitative Biology Undergraduate Summer Research Program
Program Type: Student programs
Program Location: Evanston, Illinois 60208, United States [map]
Subject Area: Quantitative Biology
Application Deadline: 2022/01/24 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/09/16, finished 2022/07/30, listed until 2022/02/07)
Program Description:    

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The Quantitative Biology Undergraduate Summer Research Program offers summer research fellowships to undergraduates. This program allows undergraduate students majoring in biology, engineering, mathematics, statistics, or physics to participate in hands-on laboratory or computational research that applies mathematical concepts and methodology to understanding mechanisms in biology. If selected, leadership will match you with a faculty mentor.

Participants will be encouraged to attend activities such as, weekly workshops covering communication, design, ethics, teamwork, and entrepreneurship; a day trip to a local museum or Argonne National Laboratory; a presentation on applying to graduate school; and other cohort outings.

Response to new coronavirus/COVID-19 We are planning for the 2022 program to be hosted in person on the Evanston campus. Both computational and biological projects will be available. However, we are prepared to move the program into a virtual format if needed. We successfully hosted our Summer 2020 and 2021 programs in a virtual format.

This program is supported by the NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology and the Northwestern Research Training Grant in Quantitative Biological Modeling.

Stipend Participants in the program receive a taxable stipend of approximately $4,500. Travel, housing and meals are not supported by this program. Housing resources can be found at

Eligibility To be considered for this program, applicants must currently be enrolled as a freshman, sophomore, or junior with demonstrated interests in the life sciences, engineering, mathematics, statistics, or physics. Open to US citizens or permanent residents.


Participants are expected to spend 37.5 hours a week researching with a participating faculty member’s research group for 8-weeks between June 20 – August 12, 2022. (Dates can be flexible to accommodate your university/college’s spring term/quarter end date and fall term/quarter start date.) Participants must agree not to take on any other research grants for any part of the eight-week period, and must not be enrolled in courses for any part of that period. Participants must present at the end of summer symposium. Presentation options are a 15-minute slide presentation, a 3-minute recorded video, or a poster presentation. Symposium will include program directors, investigators, scholars, and members.

To apply, students must submit the following materials via email to Tiffany Leighton Ozmina,

A completed Application Form Essay Questions (included in the application form) Your college/university Transcripts (unofficial transcripts are accepted) Resume A Letter of Recommendation from a faculty instructor/advisor/mentor Your Letter of Recommendation should be emailed directly from your recommender to the Center Administrator, Tiffany Leighton Ozmina at .

Center program leadership and faculty recognize that the scientific leadership of tomorrow is strengthened by diversity and inclusion in the training of today’s students. CQuB is committed to the recruitment, retention and professional success of a diverse cohort of students and to providing access and accommodations for students with disabilities.

Northwestern University and AccessibleNU are committed to providing a supportive and challenging environment for all undergraduate, graduate, professional school, and continuing studies students with disabilities who attend the University. Find out more here,

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Contact: Tiffany Leighton Ozmina, 8474915571
Postal Mail:
2200 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
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