With support from the National Institutes of Health, the new Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) is now accepting applicants for its first cohort of undergraduate researchers. Students in the U-RISE program will participate in a variety of skill-building activities that are designed to make them more competitive for entry into graduate programs. Activities include completing a long-term research project (e.g. over 4 semesters and a summer) leading to a senior thesis, attending and presenting at scientific conferences, and participating in professional development workshops.
Undergraduate students who are in the last two years of their degree program and plan on pursuing a graduate program leading to a Ph.D. in the basic biomedical sciences are encouraged to apply. Details of the 2021 recruitment and the application process are available at the U-RISE program page.