U-RISE PIC

National Institutes of Health U-RISE Program at Florida Atlantic University

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Call for Applications: Deadline July 5th!!!

A competition is currently open for students to enter FAU's new Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) program funded by the National Institutes of Health. This program aims to promote diversity in biomedical science, by engaging students in a customized research intensive undergraduate experience. The U-RISE program will be implemented on the Jupiter Campus in coordination with the Wilkes Honors College, though students from all campuses and majors related biomedical research are encouraged to apply.

We are currently seeking students who will be starting their second year at FAU in the fall or classify as sophomores based on credit hours to enter the U-RISE program . Students accepted into this program must commit to completing all three years and will be admitted into research intensive U-RISE courses and workshop. The program will cover full tuition costs, support for research and travel, and a monthly stipend of ~$1,100. The application deadline for the Fall 2020 semester is July 5th.

Program Description

The central goal of this program is to expand the pool of students from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) who engage in biomedical research at FAU. Students will participate in a three year curriculum that includes specialized courses in critical thinking, research approaches, and scientific communication. Students will participate in laboratory research at FAU, Scripps, or Max Planck. As rising juniors, they will attend a summer internship at a partner Research Intensive Institution. Students will be paired with an Academic Mentor, a Research Mentor and a Near-Peer Mentor (graduate student) to provide support. One-on-one mentorship will be complemented by a diverse set of workshops throughout the three-year program. We are currently seeking students who will be starting their second year at FAU in the fall or classify as sophomores based on credit hours to enter the U-RISE program. Students who are accepted into the program must commit to completing all three years. The program will cover full tuition costs, support for research and travel, and a monthly stipend of ~$1,100.

Eligibility

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident of the United States or similar status; be and remain an undergraduate student in good standing; plan to complete an undergraduate degree program. Applicants must be enrolled in FAU at the time of application submission and enrolled for the semester that they plan to begin the U-RISE program.

Application Process

  • STEP 1: As an applicant, you will be asked to complete the application in consideration of your candidacy for the U-RISE program.
  • STEP 2: Notification of application status updates will be provided through email.
  • STEP 3: Please send any questions to program directors at SIIPatFAU@gmail.com