Bioinformatics is an important but under-appreciated field that combines biology with chemistry, computer science, and other sciences.
The bioinformatics field plays an important part in studying illness and developing treatments for humans, animals, and plants. In addition to being a vital and impactful field, bioinformatics also comes with a competitive average salary of $170,000 per year, making it a lucrative career choice.
This scholarship is named after Brian Bushnell, developer of the bioinformatic tools suite BBtools, and aims to help future scientists build the bioinformatic skills required to evaluate large sets of biological data.
Any undergraduate students majoring in bioinformatics, computer science, biology, or agriculture and plant sciences may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, please submit two letters or recommendation, and tell us about your accomplishments within the field of bioinformatics and what your career goals are. Examples of personal development in this field can include but are not limited to, learning interfaces and software required bioinformatic analysis, development of new bioinformatic software, generating novel sequencing data, and/or improving currently available datasets.