Frequently Asked Questions

Is this program free?

The Pipelines into Quantitative Aging Research summer program is completely free. Students will not be required to pay for anything to participate in the program. Travel to and from New York City will be covered and participants will receive a stipend to support their expenses during the six week time period.

I’m a senior, graduating this year, am I still eligible for this program?

Yes you are! Recent college graduates who are considering graduate school are eligible.

How many students will be selected to participate in the PQAR program?

Each summer we will be inviting 12 students to participate in the summer program.

What are the necessary skills for this program? How much experience in biostatistics/coding/ data science is required?

Students should be interested in quantitative fields, such as statistics, mathematics, computer science, data science. They are not required to be majoring in these fields, just to have taken some courses and to have demonstrated strong interest.

What kind of research will the students conduct?

Students will work on projects in aging related research such as Alzheimer’s disease. They will use statistical and computational methods to analyze data to address scientific and medical questions in areas of aging related research.

What is the time commitment for this program?

The summer program will take place for six weeks, from June 13th, 2021 until July 24, 2021.

When are applications due? When will I be notified if I have been accepted to the program?

The PQAR application is due on Friday, January 15. We will begin to notify participants in March 2021.

Can I apply for the program if I have a valid student visa?

Unfortunately, you are not eligible. We must abide by the NIH regulations, which require that participants be US citizens or permanent residents.

I'm worried my recommendation may not submitted on time, will this effect my application in any way?

No. We first encourage you to submit the question portion of your application as soon as possible.
However, in order to fully evaluate your application we would like to review your recommendations. Using the application portal, send reminders to your recommenders to submit their recommendations on your behalf.


CONTACT US!

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROGRAM, PLEASE CONTACT THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR AT GPH.PIPELINES@NYU.EDU.

THE PIPELINES INTO QUANTITATIVE AGING RESEARCH (PAQR) SUMMER PROGRAM IS FUNDED BY THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (NIA) GRANT R25AG06793101.