The Four College Biomath Collaboration (4CBC) is an ongoing, NSF funded program that incorporates students into research at the interface of mathematics/statistics and the life sciences and catalyzes new faculty research collaborations.
The core of our activities are conducted by mentoring teams, composed of one (or more) biology faculty and one (or more) quantitative faculty that direct similarly constituted student teams in investigating an open problem in biomathematics. Now in our third year, we encourage interested and qualified students to join one of our research teams as a 4CBC Fellow.
4CBC Fellows can be funded for up to 5 terms (summer included) to carry out research with a faculty mentoring team. Students generally begin their association with a research team in the summer following their sophomore year, with the potential to continue the work if they are interested and make appropriate progress.
Eligible students (US citizens and permanent residents) may receive initial stipends for the first summer of approximately $3700, and an additional ~$1200/semester for the academic year. Students who do not meet these eligibility requirements and cannot receive stipends are nonetheless encouraged to apply and participate fully as 4CBC Fellows.
We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis, but encourage you to submit your application by August. 20st. The online application is available at 4CBC 2015-16 application. We encourage you to discuss your application, with your campus 4CBC Director:
Mt. Holyoke College: Martha Hoopes mhoopes at mtholyoke.edu
Hampshire College: Sarah Hews shews at hampshire.edu
Amherst College: Amy Wagaman awagaman at amherst.edu
Additional information about the program and ongoing research projects is available at the 4CBC website. You are also welcome to contact this year’s 4CBC Director, Rob Dorit (rdorit at smith.edu) or our 4CBC Coordinator, Denise Lello (dlello at smith.edu).