Big Data 4 ISU
BD4ISU is an NIH-funded development program being run at Indiana State University from 2017-2021. This page contains some basic information about the project, and will be updated soon with more details.
- A Four-Year Research Project Funded by NIH-NIMHD
- Three Specific Aims
- To recruit and prepare underrepresented students for research careers in Biomedical Big Data Science
- To offer hands-on research experience on biomedical big data manipulation for underrepresented students
- To enhance and expand big data knowledge to faculty/staff
- The ultimate goal of BD4ISU program is to build a path of underrepresented students into graduate studies and career settlement in the biomedical research field
- 10-week workshops / research program for participating students in the summer of 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
- 10-week summer research at The Ohio State University in the summer of 2019, 2020, 2021
- Academic-year paid research experience throughout the program
- Specialized curriculum to prepare students for the summer experiences and research
Participation and Selection
- Many parts of the program will be available to all interested students
- Small cohorts of 5 students per year will receive more targeted mentoring and be paid during the academic year and summer
- Cohort selection criteria will include - GPA, research interest, recommendation letters, diversity criteria (from an underrepresented group)
- First cohort is selected from current ISU students during the fall of 2017. Second cohort will be selected from incoming first-year students who will start in fall 2018.
Applicants for the first cohort should submit their application before Nov 10, 2017 as follows.
- Write to email@example.com with the subject line "APPLY for bd4isu" with the following in your email - (1) names and contact information for up to 3 references (at least one from ISU), (2) statement of your interests in the project and career goals.
- For more information about the project, you can contact the project PI Dr. Yongsheng Bai or coPI Dr. Rusty Gonser.
- For more background on the project, see ISU Communications & Marketing article on the project, Official project information on NIH website.