NRNB Mentoring Organization

The National Resource for Network Biology (NRNB) is organizing the joint efforts of Cytoscape, WikiPathways and other network biology tools. This is a great opportunity to work at the intersection of biology and computing! We take mentoring seriously and are proud of our 90% success rate with former students and projects. But don't take our word for it, read testimonials from prior NRNB students and mentors, and success story profiles. And you also get a certificate of completion!

The success of our mentoring program depends on dedicated mentors, great project ideas, amazing students, and effective fundraising. Please contact us with ideas or leads on potential corporate sponsors or use the PayPal widget below to make your own tax deductible donation.

This is a tax deductible donation to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization,
The Cytoscape Consoritum, Tax ID: 20-4909879.

How to apply

  • Find a project.
  • Start with this Google Doc template. Copy and paste the contents into your own Google Doc and begin filling it out.
  • Get in contact with your potential mentors (listed per project) as soon as possible to get input and feedback on your application.
  • Submit your application well before the deadline. Late submissions will NOT be considered.

If you are selected

  • You be working with a small, active group of programmers that also speak biology
  • You will be gaining experience in a rapidly evolving field that interfaces computer and biological sciences
  • You might make more than you would mowing lawns!


For Students

For Mentors


Prior Year Reports

Other Opportunities

If you don't qualify for GSoC, consider some of these other opportunties:
  • NRNB Academy -- Open to anyone at any age or education level. Open enrollment all year-round. You will be paired with a mentor and particular project that matches your interests and skills. Start by browsing our project list (currently being updated), then fill-out the application form.
  • TEALS -- Microsoft Philanthropies supports many opportunities for high school students. Check out this page for details.