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Annual Outreach Conference to Increase Diversity in Mathematical Modeling & Public Health


Applications for 2014 are closed; 2015 Dates TBD, Location: Boston, MA

The CCDD's Annual Outreach Conference to Increase Diversity in Mathematical Modeling & Public Health is for undergraduate students from underrepresented groups** who have an interest in public health & mathematical modeling. 

If your application is accepted, conference registration is free.

If you are not local to Boston, we are offering travel scholarships that cover transportation (airfare or bus fare) and hotel costs. Please see further instructions below.

Decisions about admittance to this program & awarding of travel scholarships will occur on a rolling basis. While the deadline for applications is March 15th, early application is strongly encouraged.

We are giving priority to those students who have not attended the conference before; we will still consider your application if you are a past attendee. 

If you have any questions, please contact Outreach Manager, Melanie Larsen

Travel Scholarship Information
  • For those students who are not local to Boston and are members of under-represented groups, please note if you would like to be considered for a travel scholarship (there is a question within the application where you can select "Yes"). Pending the acceptance & approval of your application, our administrative team will be in touch with you about signing a travel award contract and confirming details.

Eligibility: 
Students must satisfy all the requirements below:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents of the U.S.
  • Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Applicants must be from a quantitative science background or have taken several quantitative classes beyond intro level courses
  • Applicants must demonstrate an interest in public health
  • Applicants must be from at least one underrepresented group in biomedical research, which is defined by meeting the NIH's criteria below:
    • People with disabilities
    • Racial and ethnic groups such as blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders.
    • People from disadvantaged and low socioeconomic status
      • Annual family income below established low-income thresholds, based on family size.
      • A rural, inner-city, or other environment that has inhibited a person from getting the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for a research career.