Undergraduate Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (U-RISE) Program
Welcome to the U-RISE (Undergraduate Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement) Program at CSU San Marcos. The program is funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH/NIGMS). The U-RISE Program is intended to prepare talented and motivated minority undergraduate students majoring in the sciences to enter and succeed in doctoral studies (Ph.D. or M.D. /Ph.D.).
- Be a full time student at CSU San Marcos
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Have at least 60 units
- Commitment to pursuing a Ph.D.
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Be a science major in Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics or Psychology
Meets one of the NIH definitions for underrepresented populations: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-031.html
- Work in a research laboratory 12-15 hours per week during the academic year and 40 hours per week in the summer
- Attend Biomedical Seminars (Fridays 2:00PM - 3:30PM).
- Participate in the CTREE Summer Research Training Program (SRTP)
- Participate in the Puentes Program (Graduate School Prep Program)
- Attend Scientific meetings to present your research
- Participate in all CTREE activities
- Mentor Undergraduate CTREE Students
- Annual income up to $13,644 per year
- Obtain "hands-on" research experience in research laboratories at CSU San Marcos
- Travel and conference expenses for one conference per year
- Mentoring by program faculty and staff
- Networking opportunities
- Academic Advising and Priority Registration
Interested in applying to the U-RISE program?
If you have any questions about applying to the U-RISE program, please feel free to
contact Jovani Vega at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-750-3680.