AIBIDS Research program Application Site

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What is AIbids?

The Accessible and Inclusive Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (AIBIDS) is a full-time 10-week authentic research internship in biomedical informatics and data science under the guidance of a mentor (faculty member or trainee) at either the University of Pittsburgh or Gallaudet University.

When is the program? 

The program runs for ~10 weeks from May 30th through July 29th, 2023. Students will be in person at one of the two sites (Pittsburgh or Washington DC)

A Deaf student with a long hair and a cochlear implant in a lab coat working in front of a lab bench
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How do I apply?

Interested? Complete the application here or contact the program directors Richard Boyce ( and Gaurav Arora ( Please check if your question is answered on the FAQs page prior to sending an email.

Note: Interpreting students please see Mentored Interpreting Experience 

When is the deadline?

We still are taking applications until April 1st. Please contact the directors if you are planning to apply.

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Who is Eligible?

The program has a total of eight slots available for undergraduate students who identify as belonging to a group that is underrepresented in biomedical and data sciences

You can find more information by visiting the About us, Compensation, Research Mentors, and FAQs. The application is here. 

Note: Interpreting students please see Mentored Interpreting Experience 

This video in American Sign Language and English captions provides a brief overview of the program and application process. 

While the video mentions Deaf or Hard of Hearing students, AIBIDS is an inclusive program and students from who identify as belonging to any minority or disability group are welcome to apply.

Funding for AIBIDS is provide by the National Library of Medicine grant R25 LM014208 Building Accessible and Inclusive Paths for Students in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science.