Scholarships Closed for 2022


Scholarship opportunities are now closed for the 2022:

  • Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics (SISG), and the
  • Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID)

A major goal of the Summer Institutes is to strengthen the statistical proficiency, as applied to genetics and infectious diseases, and career preparation of scholars from all backgrounds. We encourage applications from groups historically underrepresented in STEM such as racial and ethnic minority groups, low income, first generation college students, veterans, people with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ groups.

Funding Information

  • Scholarship funding is not available for the 2022 Summer Institute in Statistics for Big Data (SISBID) or the Summer Institute in Statistics for Clinical & Epidemiological Research (SISCER).
  • SISG scholarships are partially supported by the National Science Foundation under Award Number DEB-2016186.
  • SISMID is partially supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R25 AI147391.

Eligibility & Requirements

SISG Scholarships
  • Eligibility: Graduate students who attend a U.S. institution are eligible to apply for SISG scholarships. 
  • Not Eligible: Postdocs and students attending international institutions are not eligible for SISG scholarships.
  • What scholarships cover: Scholarship recipients will have registration costs covered for up to three modules. 
SISMID Scholarships
  • Eligible: Graduate students and postdocs at U.S. and international institutions are eligible to apply for SISMID scholarships.
  • What scholarships cover: Scholarship recipients will have registration costs provided for up to three modules.

How to Complete the Application

It is recommended that you complete your application in one session and save a copy of what you submit. If you are not able to complete it in one session, be sure to submit your information before closing your browser and save a copy as back up.

  1. When you have completed your application click Submit and the system will give you the opportunity to review your application.
  2. After reviewing details, click Submit a second time to complete the submission process.
  3. After submitting the application, you may access the application status through the Account Dashboard.

Applicants may apply for up to three modules total (any combination of SISG and SISMID modules).

The scholarship application deadline has been extended to April 30 or until funds are exhausted, whichever comes first. Applicants who submitted applications by the initial March 31 deadline will be given first consideration and will be notified of their award status by April 18.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If I’m applying for a scholarship, do I need to register for the modules as well?

Space has been reserved in each module for scholarship recipients. Please do not register for modules that you request in your scholarship application as you may incur a $70 fee for transferring payment from a credit card to scholarship. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will receive a unique code to use to register for modules.

What should be included in my application statement?

The applicant statement should address how requested modules will contribute to, or advance, an applicant’s research or career goals. It should reflect how the applicant expects to use information learned through the modules; how the applicant’s experience to date has prepared them for the requested modules (academic, volunteer, personal experiences/challenges, etc.), and any other relevant information reviewers should know about why an applicant is applying for a scholarship.

What should be included in the letter of recommendation?

Scholarship applications should include a statement from the applicant’s academic advisor that explains: (1) the benefit to the applicant’s graduate program of attendance at SISG and/or SISMID; (2) that the SISG and/or SISMID modules being applied for are not available at the applicant’s institution, and (3) that attendance at SISG and/or SISMID by the applicant would be less likely without scholarship support.

How does my advisor submit a letter of recommendation for my scholarship application?

In your application, you will be asked to list your advisor’s name and email.

After you have completed your application, email the following link to your advisor and make sure your advisor uses the same email you provided in your application to submit the letter:

If your advisor is not able to upload your letter of recommendation, please have them email it to

How do I know if my scholarship application has been received or whether anything is missing?

You may access your scholarship application by logging in to your Account Dashboard at any point to check the application status.

Remember your username and password. The application status will be listed as one of the following:

  • Submitted. The application has been started but is not yet complete. An application is not complete until a letter of recommendation has been uploaded by your advisor.
  • Ready for Review. The application is complete and ready for review by the Summer Institutes directors. Generally, it takes several weeks to review all applications.
  • In Review. This means an application has been reviewed by one person but is awaiting review by another.
  • Reviewed. The application has been reviewed and is awaiting release of the decision. We will release decisions beginning April 15.
  • Released. A decision regarding the application has been made and your dashboard will reflect whether you have been awarded a scholarship(s). In conjunction with releasing the award, we send an email to applicants notifying them of their final award status.

How do I redeem my scholarship award?

  1. Log in to your scholarship account dashboard 
  2. Next to each module award is a code. You will need this code in order to complete your registration.
  3. Open a new window and navigate to the All Courses page: 
  4. Find the course cards for your scholarship modules and click ADD TO MY LIST. If you wish to register for additional modules at your expense, please add them to your list as well.
  5. After you have selected your courses, click MY LIST in the upper right.
  6. Select Academic/Gov’t/Non-Profit pricing
  7. Click CHECKOUT WITH THESE COURSES and confirm pricing
  8. Review the Registration Summary and continue
  9. Complete Registrant and Billing Information and continue
  10. Complete the demographics page (optional)
  11. On the Review order page, click Add under Scholarship Codes in the right column then type in the first module’s scholarship award code. Click Add again to type in each additional code. Once you have entered all the codes, be sure to click Apply.
  12. If you registered for additional modules, select and pay via credit card, invoice or UW budget number.

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I have seen the transformative effect these courses have on students and I can say with great certainty that these experiences make them better students and ultimately better and more competitive scientists.—2021 SISG Scholarship Advisor