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

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Call for Applications: Deadline June 1, 2023!!!

Applications are currently open for students to enter FAU's Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) program funded by the National Institutes of Health. The program is in its fourth year and is currently selecting students for the 2023-2024 class. This program aims to promote diversity in biomedical science, by engaging students in a customized research-intensive undergraduate experience. The focus of the program is to prepare students for a graduate school in biomedical science.   The U-RISE program will be implemented on the Jupiter Campus;   while students on the Jupiter campus will be prioritized, those from all campuses and majors related to biomedical research are encouraged to apply.
We are currently seeking students who will be starting their second year at FAU in the Fall or are classified as sophomores based on credit hours to enter the U-RISE program. Students accepted into this program must commit to completing all three years of the program and will be admitted into research-intensive U-RISE courses and workshops. The program covers partial tuition costs, support for research and travel, and a monthly stipend. Finaincal support is based on the U-RISE budget for the 2023-2024 year.

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, and uniquely prepare them for graduate school. Students will participate in a three-year curriculum that includes specialized courses in critical thinking, research approaches, and scientific communication. Students will join a research laboraotry and participate in laboratory research at FAU. Students are expected to stay in the host lab for their tenure in URISE. As rising juniors, they will attend a summer internship at a partner Research Intensive Institution. Students will be paired with an Academic Mentor and a Research Mentor to provide support. One-on-one mentorship will be complemented by a diverse set of workshops throughout the three-year program.


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 Dr. Erik Duboue