Quantitative and Statistical Thinking in the Life Sciences

Supports faculty time to allow focus on building a more rigorous quantitative graduate education


The Burroughs Wellcome Fund announces a one-time award program providing support for faculty time spent on developing improved approaches to training graduate students for a more quantitative and statistically-informed approach to thinking and a more model-driven approach to doing research in the biomedical and related life sciences.

Up to four grants of $150,000 will support faculty effort and relevant administrative support for up to two years of work  on curricular development, and/or pulling together elements from multiple departments, and/or course and workshop development, as well as other efforts focused on building or substantially restructuring didactic elements of graduate training. We hope to seed development of Ph.D.s who will be more quantitative, more formally prepared in experimental design, and more able to think with and from models and statistics.


Email Victoria McGovern or Muno Sekhon with any questions.