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The National Institute of General Medical Sciences-Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement Program was supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), and The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and were designed to increase the participation of underrepresented minority (URM) students involved in biomedical/behavioral research. The program nurtured undergraduate URM's in a way that induced their interest in and readiness for research careers in the biomedical/behavioral sciences. Students from various majors including Biology, chemistry, Psychology and Exercise Science participated in the program. Scholars received Extensive hands-on laboratory research experience that also consisted of course-work, workshops and seminars designed to introduce students to biomedical/behavioral science careers and leading scientists.

The main objective of RISE was to strengthen the student's academic and research credentials to facilitate their entry into competitive biomedical/behavioral science graduate (PhD) programs. The program offered students unique opportunities such as summer research internships, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) preparation, publication of their research findings in scientific journals, experience in giving professional presentations at national scientific meetings and other professional development activities.

The R.I.S.E Program has completed it's funding cycle. We are not taking applications at this time. 



Additional Research Opportunities 

University of Michigan College of Pharmacy REU Program Summer Program

Enhancing Undergraduate Education and Research in Aging to Eliminate Health Disparities (ENGAGED)
Undergraduate students with an interest in earning their PhD/advanced professional degree in the biomedical sciences for a research career in aging are encouraged to apply.  ENGAGED sponsorship includes a stipend and tuition, depending upon level of participation. Please click the link above to apply for this program.