25th Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics (SISG)

July 13-31, 2020

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.

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.


  • . An update on the 2020 module schedule and fees will be posted by March 1, 2020.
  • As present, 2020 SISG registration rates are: General registration - $800 per 2.5-day module ($700 before June 10); Academic/government/non-profit registration - $700 per module ($600 before June 10). These rates are subject to change. 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. Applications for these scholarships will open on March 1, 2020, although NIH and NSF funding decisions may not be known until a later date. Applications from underrepresented groups are encouraged and welcome!