U-RISE at Marquette is an NIH-funded undergraduate research training scholarship program with the goal of increasing participation from students traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research to pursue Ph.D. or M.D. degrees and biomedical research careers. The two-year program includes mentored research experience, coursework, travel to scientific conferences and professional development within an inclusive community to prepare U-RISE scholars to succeed in a biomedical research-focused Ph.D. program after graduating from Marquette. U-RISE scholars also receive an approximately $12,000 stipend and scholarship support up to $16,000 in addition to travel support for conferences and summer research training.
U-RISE at Marquette is now accepting applications for the Fall 2024 cohort. Eligible applicants include sophomores of all STEM majors who are committed to pursuing a Ph.D. in a biomedical-related field and are from an underrepresented group in the biomedical sciences as defined by the NIH which includes individuals with disabilities, those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Applications are due Feb. 19, 2024. A complete application includes an online form, responses to four brief essay questions, one letter of recommendation and an unofficial transcript.
Join a virtual U-RISE information session on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m. The link to the application, registration for the information session and more information can be found at the U-RISE at MU website.