NOTE: The grants for the next round of CoSIBS funding are currently being reviewed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 CoSIBS program. If you are interested in CoSIBS 2019, then please start your application and we will email you as soon as we hear about the NIH funding.
Student background and qualifications
CoSIBS seeks advanced undergraduate (beyond the second year) students or early-stage graduate (first 2 years) students who have interest in the application of statistics and mathematics in biomedical research. Students should have undergraduate mathematics coursework including calculus. Introductory coursework in statistics or probability is useful but not required. We specifically encourage applications from underrepresented student populations. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
Instructions for applying
1. Complete the online application form:
NOTE: The online application requires a personal statement. The personal statement should be a one page (maximum) statement that summarizes your interest in the CoSIBS program, and your career plans (or plans for graduate study) upon completion of your degree.
2. Request one letter of recommendation (on official letterhead) from teachers or others who can evaluate your interests and abilities for study in biostatistics. Send (mail or email) the letter to Rocío Vélez-Pesante at the address below.
3. Request an official transcript and have it sent to the address below.
Contact for additional information and for submission of reference and transcript:
Rocío Vélez-Pesante - Biostatistics and Informatics
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13001 E. 17th Place, Box B119
Aurora, CO 80045
Deadlines and admissions process
Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until March 9, 2016. We have a rolling review and acceptance. Enrollment is capped at 20 students, so early application is encouraged.
Other NLHBI-sponsored SIBS programs are also accepting applications. Further information is provided at the NHLBI Summer Institute website.