Master of Science in Bioinformatics

Clinical Faculty & Fellows Research Scholarship Program

The Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics (IMPH) has established a scholarship program for clinical fellows and faculty who wish to expand their research skills by taking courses in the Master Program for Bioinformatics. The scholarship program will be used to pay tuition for selected students so that financial issues do not present a barrier to taking courses in the MS program.

Because funds are limited, applicants for the scholarship program will be ranked by the following criteria:

  1. The applicant has the potential to make a long-term contribution to UMKC.
  2. The applicant has a focus on disparities research and is committed to working with underserved and disenfranchised population groups.
  3. The program is funded by the UMKC Department of Medicine, thus in certain cases applicants from the Medicine department and other closely allied departments may be given priority. Because of the employee discount, UMKC students eligible for this program may be given first priority.
  4. For fellows, the director of the fellowship program must supply a letter agreeing to release time to take courses and at least 4 hours of study time per week. A potential clinical mentor must be identified from the affiliate or regular faculty for IMPH.  In certain cases non-affiliated faculty may be considered as appropriate mentors.
How to apply?
  1. Secure a letter of recommendation from your fellowship director.
  2. Identify your desired mentor from the faculty list. Secure their agreement.
  3. Write a one-page goal statement about why you believe this training will help you further your research career.
  4. Email the application to Cynthia Ginn MBA,
  5. Should you enroll in a course and not finish (past the official deadline for dropping) you will be required to refund your tuition to the program.
Who will select the successful scholarship applicants?

A team composed of Drs. Dev Maulik, Jill Moormeier, George Reisz, and Steve Simon will meet twice per year in November and June to select scholarship recipients.