25th Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics (SISG)

Posted: Friday, March 6, 2020

In light of growing concerns around COVID-19, we have postponed opening registration for the Summer Institutes until April 30. The health and safety of Summer Institutes participants is a top priority and we will be working with UW officials and government health agencies to monitor the potential impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on this year’s program. We will do our best to avoid cancelling the institutes, but will do so if deemed appropriate.

With regard to scholarships, SISG has applications pending with NIH and NSF for support of the institute. If approved, scholarship applications will also open on April 30. If funding is not approved, SISG will not offer scholarships and the number of modules may be reduced. We ask that potential attendees and scholarship applicants register their interest in specific SISG modules by completing a short survey. Respondents will be given priority when registering for Summer Institutes modules.

Thank you for your patience as we work through these challenges. If you have questions, please email sisg@uw.edu.

For more than two decades, the Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics (SISG) has introduced geneticists to modern methods of statistical analysis and statisticians to the challenges posted by modern genetic data. Bruce Weir serves as the Director of SISG.


July 13-31, 2020

  • The goal of SISG is to strengthen the statistical and genetic proficiency and career preparation of scholars from all backgrounds, especially those from groups historically underrepresented in STEM such as racial and ethnic minority groups, low income, first generation college students, veterans, and differently abled and 2SLGBTQ groups.

  • 2020 SISG registration rates: General registration - $825 per 2.5-day module ($725 before June 30); Academic/government/non-profit registration - $725 per module ($625 before June 30). Registrations paid via UW budget number receive ~13% discount. Please note that fees do not include meals. Participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and meals.

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SISG participants may design a program relevant to their interests by choosing from among the many modules being offered (most participants take a maximum of 3).  Each module is two-and-a-half days (all day Monday/Tuesday and Wednesday morning OR Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday/Friday). Individuals attending the institute receive certificates of course completion in recognition of their participation. 

SISG Scholarships

Applications have been submitted to NIH and NSF for funding to support tuition and travel/accommodation scholarships for U.S. graduate students. If approved, applications for these scholarships will open on April 30, 2020. Applications from underrepresented groups are encouraged and welcome!