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Application Deadline April 10
Registration Upon acceptance, participants must register by April 24
Future Faculty Deadline April 10
Posters, Sessions, and WIP abstracts Deadline April 24

COVID-19 Update

Cost of the Workshop and Payment

Registration for the workshop is $860 which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner (except lunch on Friday) starting with dinner on Monday and ending Saturday with a boxed lunch.

This year, QUBES is offering $430 in participant support towards registration and covering the cost of dorm housing. If you request participant support in the application and choose dorm housing, the cost of the workshop for the week will be $430

Payment may be made online through PayPal, or by check.  There is a 3.1% processing charge for credit cards. Checks should be made out to BioQUEST, and mailed to:

POBox 126
Boyds, MD 20841

If you need a W-9, please contact Kristin Jenkins (Kristin "dot" Jenkins "at" bioquest "dot" org)

QUBES Participant Support Funds 

We encourage participants to request QUBES participant support funds to help defray the cost of registration, up to $430.  These funds apply only to registration and applicants should apply to other sources of funding for travel.  Recipients of participant support funds are expected to participate in the entire week long workshop. You can request participant support funds within the main application.

Future Faculty Program

Three highly motivated future faculty volunteers will be recruited to help with the day to day logistics of the workshop such as signage, registration, posting events to social media sites, daily clean up and set up, etc. in exchange for a registration fee waiver. You will also be asked to take on a project of interest at the workshop (photography, blogging, social media). Future faculty volunteers are expected to stay in the dorms unless you have extenuating circumstances. Volunteers are expected to participate in the full workshop.  Contact Nicole Chodkowski at nc526 "at" cornell "dot" edu for more information. 

Future Faculty Application

Present your work

There are several opportunities to share what you have been working on and learn more about your colleagues' projects. We invite you to bring a poster, present a session, or bring ideas and resources to the Work in Progress (WIP) session. You may present in multiple formats, but please submit an application for each presentation! Learn more and apply. 


The poster session will be held Monday, June 22 at 4:00 pm. Posters should be no larger than 3' x 4'. Appropriate poster topics include educational research projects, pedagogical methods, course curricula, modules, reform efforts, discipline based education research projects on any scale, resources, and assessments


A limited number of hands on sessions are offered on Tuesday, June 23 at the beginning of the workshop.  The goal is to provide an immersive experience to introduce resources and pedagogical approaches that align with workshop goals including undergraduate research experiences, open education resources, quantitative biology, and equity, inclusion and diversity.  Sessions are an opportunity to disseminate your resources and recruit participants to a project. Participants often continue working with these materials throughout the week, as well as taking them back to their classrooms. Sessions can be either two hours or 30 minutes and are limited to about 15 participants per session.

Work In Progress (WIP)

We are offering an opportunity to share your ideas and projects with colleagues for some quick feedback. We are modifying the idea from the Life Discovery Conference's Share Fair which describes this activity as a way for "educators to share teaching ideas and resources at any stage of development to receive peer feedback." 

What information is required for the application?

We request basic contact information about the applicant and the applicant's institution.  We encourage teams from single institutions or partner institutions to apply.  If you are applying as part of a team, please provide the names of the other team members. In addition to basic contact and background information, applicants are asked to provide short answers to questions about Undergraduate Research Experiences (UREs). All application questions are listed below:

  1. Name
  2. Email
  3. Institution or Organizational affiliation
  4. Department
  5. Disciplinary area(s) of focus
  6. Position / Title
  7. Institution type
  8. Years teaching experience
  9. How many times have you attended the annual BioQUEST Summer Workshop?
  10. Team member info, if applicable
  11. How could a URE support your departmental goals or institutional mission? Please limit response to 200 words. 
    1. Or, how does an existing URE support your departmental goals or institutional mission?
  12. Describe how a could URE fit into your departmental curriculum and how you could be involved. 
    1. Or, how does an existing URE fit into your departmental curriculum, and what is your involvement?
  13. Which of these URE-related topics interest you?
    1. Educational resources for UREs
    2. Financing for UREs
    3. Inclusivity and accessibility
    4. Mentoring
    5. Models for UREs
    6. Other
  14. Would you like to apply for QUBES participant support funds?