We are currently in the sixth year of our NIH-funded Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U STAR) award. We are inviting students to apply for the 2015-2017 period.
As such we have activated our application. All materials should be submitted electronically (including unofficial transcripts and letters of support), with a due date of March 13, 2015 and the goal of having our orientation week starting May 25, 2015 (Labor Day) and research placement in labs beginning June 1, 2015.
Please download the application form and faculty recommendation request here.
Please note: MARC is a year-round research training program, with students preparing for doctoral (Ph.D.) education.
There are several absolutes that a student must fulfill to be eligible for consideration for these programs:
___Desire to pursue Doctoral (Ph.D.) education and a willingness to work hard
___NOT planning to pursue a professional degree (MD, DPharm, DDS etc)
___US Citizen or Permanent resident
___Majoring should prepare for biomedical or behaviorally oriented PhD program
___Full time Jr/Sr level student at start date; Jr. level preferred (2 years to graduation)
___Meet or exceed GPA requirements: MARC – 3.2 GPA
___Able to commit to 15 h research work in Fall/Spring, 40 h in summer
___Committed to complete all required courses, workshops, seminars and meetings and attend a conference
___Will attend an off-campus Summer research program after junior year
___Will apply to at least 5 doctoral programs before graduation
AND Described by one or both of the following:
A member of a group that is underrepresented in the sciences
__ Hispanic or Latino
__ Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
__ Native American/Alaskan
Have Exceptional Financial Need (EFN) or family income as described: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/incomelevels.html
___First generation to earn a Bachelor’s degree
___Educated in a low-income school district
___Commitment to community issues
Please note: You do not have to fulfill all of these additional factors to be a viable candidate.