What are the program dates?

The SIBDS will run from June 8, 2024 – July 27, 2024

What program costs are covered?

The UTMB SIBDS will provide all housing costs for trainees. Additionally, we will provide a stipend for food. A portion of the travel costs to/from Galveston will also be covered.

Are international students eligible?

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Is course credit available for the Summer Institute in Biostatistics and Data Science?

Yes! All students will receive 3 hours of college credit. Students should check with their institution as to whether these credits are transferable.

How do my mentors submit letters of reference on my behalf?

Please email letters of reference on your behalf to Heidi Spratt ( Please be sure to mention the SIBDS Program in the subject line of the email.

If you have additional questions, please contact Heidi Spratt (