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MARC U*STAR Transitions to U-RISE at UMBC, Spring 2020

From 1997 to May 2020, UMBC trained scholars to become the next generation of biomedical researchers with NIGMS support, via the MARC U*STAR Program. Starting in May 2020, UMBC’s successful training program continues with NIGMS support, via the U-RISE Program. Learn more about the new U-RISE grant here:


Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement Program

The UMBC U-RISE Program is a preeminent undergraduate research training scholarship program with the goal of increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups who pursue Ph.D. degrees and research careers in the biomedical sciences. This program is funded by the National Institute of General and Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of The National Institutes of Health (NIH). The program provides scholars with individualized academic advising, guided preparation for graduate school, continuous administrative support and professional development activities to ensure a competitive edge in today’s scientific arena.

The success of the U-RISE Program at UMBC, and the MARC U*STAR Program that came before it, is rooted in a solid foundation of three key elements: outstanding student achievement, research mentor excellence and comprehensive administrative staff support.

The U-RISE Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health (NIGMS/NIH) under National Research Service Award T34 GM 136497.