The NIH-funded U-RISE program (Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement ) program is seeking excellent undergraduate students who plan to continue their academic careers and gain a Ph.D. in research-based disciplines that have relevance to health (psychology, biology, chemistry, kinesiology, etc.). Students with an interest in basic or more applied research are encouraged to apply. Students selected for the U-RISE program will receive a stipend of over $1,100 per month while working with a CSUSB faculty researcher, travel money for conferences, a tuition waiver that will cover approximately 50% of tuition expenses, and summer placement in a research laboratory at a major university.
To be eligible, students must have a strong GPA, goals consistent with the purpose of the U-RISE grant (i.e., the intention of gaining a Ph.D. in a health-related field), a desire to be actively involved in research, and have two years remaining in their undergraduate careers. U-RISE participants must be US citizens, noncitizen nationals of the United States, or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.