Application portal for B.I.G. Summer 2021 is now open! Admission is competitive and early applications are strongly encouraged.

PROGRAM DATES: JUNE 21 TO AUGUST 13, 2021

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EARLY DECISION: January 4, 2021 at 5:00PM PST

FINAL DEADLINE: March 1, 2021 at 5:00PM PST

Applicants must be:

  • a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or F-1 visa holder;
  • a rising junior or senior;
  • have a GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • have some familiarity with at least one programming language (e.g. python, pearl, R, Java, MAT-LAB, C++, etc.);
  • preferably have taken bioinformatics or biostatistics courses.

A finalized application will include:

  • a complete online application form;
  • one letter of recommendation from a faculty member;
  • one copy of your unofficial transcript;
  • one document containing short responses to a set of eight questions posted.

Questions? Contact BIGSummer@ucla.edu.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Complete online form, below
  2. Upload with the online form: one copy of your unofficial transcript
  3. Upload with the online form: one document containing responses to the following questions:
  4. Arrange for one faculty member (e.g. research mentor, class professor) to submit a letter of recommendation using the Letter of Recommendation Submission Form(a request will be sent directly to your referee).