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Funding Opportunities through the Department and University

Aid Available through the University

There are several fellowship opportunities available through the university for new, incoming students. A full listing may be found here.

Students Pursuing a Master Degree (Scholarships and Fellowships):

The College of Public Health has a limited number of slots available to award to incoming students. Because of this, it is imperative that students interested in being considered for university funding meet all required deadlines for application submission. All domestic and international applicants must submit their completed SOPHAS applications by no later than November 15th. This early deadline ensures that all of your materials can be verified before the Graduate Studies Committee makes final fellowship decisions. University Fellowship and Enrichment Scholarships are both available to prospective students that submit their materials during the middle of November for the next autumn semester.

University Financial Aid:

Most financial aid programs through the university require the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please read the instructions found here before you apply for aid. The deadline for financial aid applications for incoming students is in February of each year. If you have missed this deadline, there are still other funding opportunities available, the details for which can be found here

Aid Available through the Department:

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Assistant Positions

Please check out our available student assistant postings here.

Summer Internship Positions (High School, Undergraduate, and Graduate)

Information about our internship program may be found here.

Graduate Research Associate Opportunities

The availability of graduate student research associate positions is contingent upon the needs of particular faculty members for their research projects. These positions provide tuition coverage as well as a monthly stipend. Students are encouraged to look for faculty members with related research interests and see if they are looking for graduate student support.

Graduate students interested in GRA opportunities should forward a resume or CV to the department via e-mail  for consideration. If your skills match our needs, we will contact you.

Postdoctoral Opportunities

In addition to the CTRIP postdoctoral fellowships mentioned below, there are many funded opportunities for postdoctoral research with faculty in our department.

Our faculty have a range of research expertise and foci, spanning a number of sub-disciplines of Biomedical Informatics.

If you are interested in pursuing a postdoctoral opportunity please contact us via email for more information at: BMI.education@osumc.edu.

Please make sure to include a copy of your most current CV in your inquiry email.​

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Federally Funded Fellowship Opportunities (Predoctoral / Postdoctoral)

Clinical and Translational Research Informatics Training Program (CTRIP) Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Opportunities

The Department of Biomedical Informatics is one of only fourteen universities in the country with a National Library of Medicine-funded biomedical informatics training grant. These pre-doctoral and postdoctoral slots are fully-funded positions that allow students to gain substantial research experience in Translational Bioinformatics or Clinical Research Informatics in addition to pursuing their educational degrees.

Postdoctoral trainees will focus in Clinical Research Informatics and pursue a Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics if their background is not focused enough in Biomedical Informatics or a related field.

Predoctoral trainees will pursue a PhD in Computational Biology & Bioinformatics and pursue a research portfolio in Translational Bioinformatics while enrolled in their PhD program.

Trainees interested in this program should check out our CTRIP page for more details.

Multi-Modeling and Integrative Data Analytics Training Program (MIDAs) Predoctoral Fellowship Opportunities:

The MIDAs Training Program is funded by the NIH Big Data to Knowledge Initiative in conjunction with the National Library of Medicine. Trainees who participate in this program will pursue a doctoral degree in thebiomedical sciences graduate program, pursue cross-disciplinary training in data science and data analytics tools, methods, and theories through targeted coursework in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and apply this knowledge within real-world experiences through lab rotations, internships, and collaborative projects done in conjunction with some of the leading analytical groups in the Central Ohio region.

Individuals interested in this program should submit the following items to be considered:
  1. A current curriculum vitae 
  2. A personal statement outlining your interest in biomedical data analytics and data science, particular applications it might have in career trajectory 
  3. 2 recommendation letters from current and/or former mentors or advisors 
  4. A full academic transcript
Please note: If you are interested in either CTRIP or MIDAs fellowship predoctoral opportunities but have not yet applied to the BSGP doctoral program, please contact our educational program manager​ to discuss next steps, to see if there are available slots, and discuss programmatic deadlines.

Our CTRIP and MIDAs predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships have a US Citizen or permanent residency requirement. If you are interested in applying but are unsure if you meet this requirement, please make sure to state this in your inquiry email.