The objective of the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Program is to enhance the competitiveness of program participants in gaining admission into graduate schools to earn Ph.D., or MD/PhD degrees and upon completion of the graduate programs, pursue careers in biomedical research. Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science majors are eligible to apply for the program. Successful applicants are assigned to program faculty mentors for research training during the academic year and receive compensation in the form of wages. RISE scholars will be assisted in securing summer research internships in major research institutions and will have the opportunity to present their research work in national or regional research conferences. The RISE program is funded by the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health.
*The RISE Program is funded by a grant (1 R25 GM066714-01A1) by National Institute
of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health.